Oh Lord, I pray that more people would search the scriptures, in order to discover Your wisdom from on high. So many people have a Bible, but it has soon gotten very dusty over the years. How often it is that people have to be reminded to read the Bible that they finally pull it out and begin reading? Even for our ease, the Bible is easily accessible on smartphones and tablets today, but still, people are less likely to use that app compared to others on their devices. How often does it even become forgotten just like their real Bible at home? This is very sad. I know the gems that can be found for those that read Your Words. Therefore, people are missing out. Lord, it is because of the fact that so many people cannot find time to read, or even do Your will anymore, that false doctrines creep into certain churches. They may appear so good on the outside, but so far away from the truth on the inside. And so we have people being called as a deacon at the ripe old age of 12 years old in a certain church, where the Bible says they are to be married. The characteristics of a deacon, including bishops, and other key members of Your church would all stay in their purest form if people stood for You and not what their church wants. Sure, it sounds fair on the outside to allow young men to hold the calling of a deacon and even women to hold the calling of a pastor, but where is this found in the Bible? Lord, people have made the church to be their own, and not what is said in scripture. Therefore, many different churches have become so far from You and they don’t even realize it. It is my prayer that they will wake up to their sins and repent before it is too late. I love You, Lord. Amen.
1 Timothy 3:10-12 (KJV)
10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
Every calling in Christ Church is all specified in detail in the Bible. Therefore, study God’s Word, in order to know His will.