Flashcards in Theocratic Arrangements & Organization Deck (11):
For God is a God not of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the holy ones
But let all things take place decently and by arrangement
1 Thess. 5:12, 13
We request you, brothers, to show respect for those who are working hard among you and presiding over you in the Lord and admonishing you; and to give them extraordinary consideration in love because of their work.
Be obedient to those who are taking the lead among you and be submissive, for they are keeping watch over you as those who will render an account, so that they may do this with joy and not with sighing, for this would be damaging to you.
1 Tim. 5:17
Let the elders who preside in a fine way be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard in speaking and teaching.
Honor men of all sorts, have love for the whole association of brothers, be in fear of God, honor the king
1Pe 5:2, 3
Shepherd the flock of God under your care, serving as overseers, not under compulsion, but willingly before God; not for love of dishonest gain, but eagerly;3not lording it over those who are God’s inheritance, but becoming examples to the flock.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, reasonable, ready to obey, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, not hypocritical
"Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time?
Happy is that slave if his master on coming finds him doing so!
Truly I say to you, he will appoint him over all his belongings
Pay attention to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the holy spirit has appointed you overseers, to shepherd the congregation of God, which he purchased with the blood of his own Son