Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.

1 Peter 5:1-3

When God’s people choose to lead, they don’t do so in order to make themselves greater, but in order to show how great our God is to us. Whether we are elders or serve in another capacity, Christians take on our roles out of humility, not out of pride.

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published October 1, 2020