Spend And Be Spent…

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” We are familiar with the words of the song. We also know the words of our Lord, “it is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Certainly, it is a time of year when our minds think about the giving and receiving of gifts.

What gift would be best suited for an individual on our list?

As we consider the nature of this time of year, as spiritual leaders, there is a need for us to consider the words of Paul. “I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls.”

Paul was willing to give of himself in every way for the benefit of others. Specifically, he desired their salvation. In a self-serving world, it is challenging to find those who desire to give more than receive. However, spiritual leaders must focus on giving themselves so others might be saved.

I pray our spiritual leadership will be of such nature we are looking for ways to give ourselves to help direct people to heaven.

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