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Monday, July 20 Let them serve as ministers, as they are free from accusation.​—1 Tim. 3:10.

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Monday, July 20

Let them serve as ministers, as they are free from accusation.—1 Tim. 3:10.


Younger men must be evaluated, not by personal or cultural viewpoints, but by the measuring stick of God’s Word. (2 Tim. 3:16, 17) Unscriptural cultural views can hold back qualified brothers. In one country, a well-qualified ministerial servant was entrusted with weighty responsibilities. Although the elders in his congregation agreed that the young brother met the Scriptural qualifications of an elder to a reasonable degree, he was not recommended for appointment. A few older elders insisted that the brother looked too young to be viewed as an elder. Sadly, the brother was held back from appointment simply because of the way he looked. Reports indicate that this way of thinking affects many in various parts of the world. How important it is that we rely on the Scriptures rather than on our own viewpoints! That is the only way to obey Jesus and stop judging by the outward appearance.—John 7:24. w18.08 12 ¶16-17

You can't walk with God while holding hands with the Devil.

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As straightforward as the counsel is in this DT I had a strong feeling that it would stir up problems and buried emotions for some. Mostly because many have experienced that the selection of recommended brothers for possible appointments often feels like it’s not based upon ONLY scriptural qualifications. In truth it probably has more to do with simply not being as great a need in a particular congregation. Move to where the need is greater . 

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Well issues can make or break people ....  but often our own issues can hold us back from making something good out of a difficult situation.. 

Without trials none of us would be tested...and most trials we don’t sign up for..

This system is but a drop in  the ocean with respect to everlasting life... can we keep our focus on the ocean and not the eye dropper..

Zeph 3:17 Jehovah your God is in the midst of you. As a mighty One, he will save. He will exult over you with rejoicing. He will become silent in his love. He will be joyful over you with happy cries....... Love it....a beautiful word picture.

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4 hours ago, BenJepthah said:

In truth it probably has more to do with simply not being as great a need in a particular congregation. Move to where the need is greater . 

Its been my experience that appointments are not based on the need within a congregation, I'm sure we would all be happy if every brother in the congregation was appointed. 

Edited by Mephibosheth
CAUTION: The comments above may contain personal opinion, speculation, inaccurate information, sarcasm, wit, satire or humor, let the reader use discernment...:D


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