The weakest link

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Mature Christians in the congregation—those who are more experienced and more learned in Bible doctrines—shouldn’t be upset with a preacher for preaching to the lambs of God (babes in Christ). They should be thankful that he is doing so. They should be thankful that he is strengthening those other links in the chain, because if the lambs aren’t growing in grace and knowledge of the Savior then our congregation is weaker than it could be or should be. Remember to prefer others before yourself.

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” – Philippians 2:3

It is necessary that the minister of the word sometimes instruct the children and new converts. We will all be better off as they get stronger in the faith. Not only that, but the mature Christians need reminded of these things continually. The Apostle Peter wrote of the need to have our pure minds stirred up by hearing the same truth again and again.

“Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance…” – II Peter 1:12-13

Let us be mindful of these things and support the gospel ministers.


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