Careful Whom You Exalt In

If I had one thing to say to the reformed community at large out there it would be this:

Be careful not to exalt to greatly men used by God to be teachers and pastors. They are but men, as you are. Men used of God, yes…but still men.

Bless God for them, but do not make them celebrities.

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About Matthew Blair

Sinner saved by grace.
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2 Responses to Careful Whom You Exalt In

  1. jov says:

    Thank you for this. This is something that I have thought about especially when I hear people say, “the church belongs to pastor X”, or “it is pastors X church”. I tell them, no, the church is not his, he is merely a servant of the Lord, it is the Lords church. The pastor is just a teacher over the flock that God put in place. I think the problem is that at times ego and pride get in the way, and people forget why they were called in the first place.

    Again great post..

  2. David says:

    Yes! Yes! Especially for your comment, jov. We need to be careful in how we praise people, how we word things. Instead of saying something like “thanks so much, you are such a servant” or “you are one great teacher, thanks for sharing that”, I try to more properly state, “thanks so much, I’m excited for how the Lord is growing your heart in serving” or “the Lord really used that teaching to bless and convict my heart, thank you for faithfully preaching His word”. I think it makes a big difference, the Lord gets so much more glory from that.

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