1 Samuel 12:23 (KJV)- “Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way;”
We at NCLDC is forever grateful for the teaching of God through our Leader Bishop Bobby Wellons, Sr.
As we close out the week of our Pastor’s 2018 Birthday Celebration; we recognize that only through the teachings of the Lord are we able to prosper and accomplish that which is set before us. We are so thankful that God continues to use Man of God in such a mighty way to bring souls closer to Christ; bring families back together; and teach us what it really takes to please God.
1 Samuel 12:23 reflects on Samuel, the Man of God and how he urged the children of Israel to live for the Lord in all righteousness. He encouraged the people that regardless of how sinful or disobedient they may have been in the past or present; they must continue to serve the Lord with all their heart. Samuel recognizes that no matter the actions of the people; he has to be steadfast in the position that the Lord has placed him in as a leader and a teacher of God’s people.
God always uses a man or woman to be an example and guide as to how HIS people must live. Romans 10:14-15 says “How shall they hear without a preacher; how shall they preach, except they be sent”? God’s people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. If we don’t know the ways of the Lord, we shall perish according to Hosea 4:6. This shows us that if we obey the commandments of the Lord; we will be blessed beyond measure.
There is so much value in God’s word and as He uses HIS men and woman of God to teach us the good and the right way, we will prosper. It takes a real man or woman of God to petition and stand in the gap for God’ people; regardless of our imperfect ways. Samuel was an example of a true leader that purposed in HIS heart to “sin not” against God in ceasing to pray for HIS people; but to teach them the good and right way.
Are you teachable????
1 Samuel 12:23