Ministers of God

Paul, and the other preachers with him, wanted the Corinthian Christians to understand that he and his fellow-preachers were ministers of God, and that meant enduring everything you could possibly imagine, just as it is with those now who serve God,

“But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things” (2 Corinthians 6:4-10).

I hear many prayers for the military, but do not forget those who labor in serving God and those to whom He sends them, because they experience all kinds of things and need your prayers, and it is not just for a few years commitment, as with the military.

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