Spend And Be Spent…

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” We are familiar with the words of this song, and December signifies its intent. 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 giving and receiving gifts.

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

As we consider the nature of this time of year, in spiritual leadership 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 more to give than receive. However, as spiritual leaders, our focus must be on giving of ourselves so others might be saved.

Our prayer as leaders should be focused on looking for ways to give of ourselves to help direct people to heaven.

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