Service for a Great God is Great Service Indeed

(1 Kings 17-2 Kings 13)
So many times we who are in Christian ministry want to be on top.  We feel insignificant in contrast to those who lead mega-churches or parachurch ministries with multiple staff members and millions of dollars in funding.  Yet, when we look at the prophets in the days of Ahab and Jehoshaphat, two stand out in the midst of hundreds, if not thousands (see 1 Kgs. 18:4; 19:11-18).  They were Elijah and Elisha.  

We like what we hear of those two and we are inspired to do similarly great things for God as pastors or ministry leaders today.  However, that doesn’t mean that the “sons of the prophets” weren’t also great in God’s eyes.  In His sovereignty, God chose Elijah and Elisha to confront kings and to do great miracles in God’s name and through His power.  Even so, He was equally at work through the countless nameless prophets of those same Scriptures.  

Don’t judge on the outer appearance but commit to righteous judgment.  See things as God sees them.  He created you, O man or woman of God and has chosen you to serve as He sees fit.  Service for a great God is great service indeed.  Don’t underestimate your value in God’s great program to see souls saved and lives changed.  Serve well brethren and sense the privilege it is to serve the God of the Universe and the Head of the Church.  We can't all be Elijahs and Elishas but we are valuable and crucial nonetheless.

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