I was curious today, so I looked up the etymology for the word minister. I wasn’t surprised to learn that the roots of minister are both minus and servant.
To put this into perspective, it is imperative to scale the Christian mountain for to see and not to be seen. As a minister of the Gospel, we are acting under the authority of THE Minister, Jesus.
Therefore, we have ministers and ministries, and within these ministries are ministers working for the Great High Priest Jesus. You see, it is very simple, we should not think of ourselves more highly than we out to think. Be careful about another Christian’s view of our Godliness. We better learn to measure ourselves against the Supreme and One and only God! We are subordinates attending to the One with the Superior Rank – None Higher! This applies to the mega-church and the little country church with few people.
Are we standing? Take heed lest we fall!
Some great focus thoughts about a minister from Webster’s 1828
- To give; to afford; to supply
- To attend and serve; to perform service in any office, sacred or secular
- To afford supplies; to give things needful; to supply the means of relief; to relieve
The Word of God will sum up this post:
It’s possible not to perfectly follow through with everything in our walk with God and still please Him!
1 Kings 15:14 “But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.”
2 Chronicles 15:17 “But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.”