A horrible thing happened here in the Heart of America recently.
A well-known and well-loved pastor of a major area church resigned virtually instantly because he had an affair with a married woman. She held administrative responsibilities in the church and she resigned as well.
This has shaken me deep into my bones. The pastor and the woman are both people with great integrity; people with whom I have done church business; people with whom I have worshipped and praised and prayed; people who I consider friends. They are fine, fine Christian people who were bushwhacked by the devil. I feel like a drunken sailor right now.
Please be reminded that when you pray, pray for your pastor, his wife, his family, his ministry and his church. Even if you don’t like the pastor, even if you wish he’d leave—even if you gossip about him all the time—pray for your pastor. If you have a priest who is not married, pray for your priest, his ministry and his parish.
1 Thess 5:15 – 18: “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”