Scripture reading for September 30th: 1 Timothy 5, Psalm 45, Proverbs 10
Key Scriptures: 1st Timothy 5:17-21 “Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.” Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses. As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear. In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality.”
Paul gave practical and scriptural advice to Timothy concerning church discipline. Elders must be properly taken care of and if accused of wrong, it must be established by two or three witnesses. Persistent sin in the life of an elder must be dealt with publicly to teach holy fear. God is impartial and church leaders must be also.
Faith Confession: I will not be partial and will seek to conduct myself in the fear of God and honor of His Holy Name. Let God be known and exalted among the nations!
Psalm 45:17 “I will cause Your Name to be remembered in all generations; therefore nations will praise you forever and ever.”