Q: I wonder if pastors ever get convicted when they see their members start worshipping them instead of God, or do they feel it’s a form of submission to God? 🤔 💭 (your thoughts)

A: If you are being an obedient servant, you won’t have time to be in a position of worship. Worship comes to those whose main focus is displaying their gifts and talents to gain glory for themselves.

If you are actually raising godly children, making disciples, preaching the gospel, teaching true doctrine, serving the poor, washing feet, taking up your cross, etc, you won’t have time to sit on a stage or in a seat and receive worship. You’ll be too busy going to your next cross of obedience.

Whenever the disciples were about to get worshiped, they just kept it moving, preaching and obeying the Word… then pretty soon they were getting beaten or persecuted, not worshipped.

Commandment: Jesus
Luke 17: 10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

Example: Herod
Acts 12: 21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.
22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.
23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

Example: Peter
Acts 10: 25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.
26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

Example: Paul
Acts 14: 11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.
13 Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.
14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:

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