The Prophet

14 Oct

I love my job.  I really do.  But there are difficult times and difficult things about my job.  I really don’t like the times when I have to disappoint my family … They have been so great all of these years, but it gets tough at times.  There are other things that I won’t list here, but the positives DO far outweigh the negatives.  But there is one more that you never get used to … It’s a tough yet necessary part of what I do.  That is “speaking the truth from God, no matter how it will be received.”

The role of the prophet in the Old Testament was to speak such truth.  There were times when they brought GREAT news from God.  And there were times when they had to stand before kings and governors and tell them the truth from God, and at times even put there own lives at risk.  We talk about the average tenure of a Southern Baptist minister to be around 18 months … Sometimes the LIFESPAN of a prophet (after delivering such news) was much less!!

No pastor worth his salt ever enjoys bringing bad news to his flock.  Yet there are times when we ALL need to turn back to God.  We all need to give our lives and everything in them COMPLETELY to Him.  We all need to give Him the glory due His name.

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