“And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord…” (Jer. 23:4).
Being a pastor is a difficult responsibility. Although many individuals in contemporary times have placed this role into the mainstream spotlight by the extravagant lifestyles they live. This leaves many within and without the realm of Christianity wondering at what point did these Christian leaders make the wrong turn?
The focus of many contemporary leaders has shifted from the original God-ordained purpose of the pastor. Those who have strayed have desecrated the office and have become nothing more than a “hireling.” They have forgotten that being a pastor is a calling, or perhaps they may never have known. It is being viewed from a lucrative perspective and the motive behind assuming this role is aligned with selfish intentions. This person, according to the Apostle Paul, is not qualified to be an overseer in the House of God (1 Tim. 3:1-7).
(…to be continued…)