Christian Devotional – February 17, 2020

Day 48 – Leaders who are obedient. It had been a while since the people of Israel had leaders who were obedient. But now they do. Read Nehemiah 12:44-47.

On that day men were also appointed over the chambers for the stores, the contributions, the first fruits and the tithes, to gather into them from the fields of the cities the portions required by the law for the priests and Levites; for Judah rejoiced over the priests and Levites who served. For they performed the worship of their God and the service of purification, together with the singers and the gatekeepers in accordance with the command of David and of his son Solomon. For in the days of David and Asaph, in ancient times, there were leaders of the singers, songs of praise and hymns of thanksgiving to God. So all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel and Nehemiah gave the portions due the singers and the gatekeepers as each day required, and set apart the consecrated portion for the Levites, and the Levites set apart the consecrated portion for the sons of Aaron.
Nehemiah 12:44‭-‬47 NASB

The leadership of Israel, now they were doing what they were supposed to be doing. They were following the description for positions that had been given to king David and king Solomon. Also, the people were being obedient to give and to see to their needs as was also described during the time of king David.

If you’re in a position of leadership in a church, are you being obedient to all that God has for the position? Or on the flip side, if we are not technically in a position of leadership in our church, do we follows through and support those who are in the way that we should?

We have responsibility both ways. And neither one is dependent on the other. If we are in positions of leadership, we should be obedient to God regardless of whether we are receiving the support of the people. And we as the people of the church should be sure we are supporting leadership the way that God has designed even if those leaders are not perfect, because they aren’t. Are we following through on all that God has lined out for leadership in the church?

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