Christians told to honour Church Elders
Brother Solomon Ayi Larbi
A member of the Church of Pentecost, Malejor Assembly, Mr Solomon Ayi Larbi, has urged fellow Christians to cultivate the habit to honour their church elders as a way of appreciating their unwavering dedication and commitment to God and humanity.
Speaking on the topic of ‘The Law of Honour,’ Mr Larbi emphasised that showing respect and appreciation to church elders can bring forth blessings upon oneself, as these leaders serve as representatives of God on earth, with their roles divinely ordained.
Mr Larbi, a fervent advocate of the ‘Law of Honour,’ said such acts of reverence could bring blessings upon the individuals that practice them.
Drawing inspiration from biblical passages, specifically 1 Timothy 5:17 and Hebrews 13:17, Mr Larbi implored the congregation to submit to the authority of the church leaders who diligently watch over the spiritual well-being of the members.
He asserted that such leaders deserved to be regarded with double honour within the church community, acknowledging their vital role in guiding and nurturing the congregation.
According to Mr Larbi, their honour was rooted in the fundamental truth that they are human beings, created in the image and likeness of God. Additionally, their ambassadorial status and position within the church community further underscored the significance of bestowing honour upon them.
Mr Larbi advised fellow Christians not to judge or disrespect others based on outward appearances, emphasising the importance of recognising the inner virtues and qualities of individuals.
He reiterated that adhering to this principle would not only attract divine blessings into their lives but also enable them to draw closer to God and gain a deeper understanding of His divine will.