A SET OF TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR MINISTERS
1. BE JUST WITH ALL MEN.
David told Soloman, his son “to show himself a man.” Be careful to be honest. Control your money. If you owe a man, pay him.
2. THOU SHALT PLAN AHEAD.
Your work is vital and must be carried out with the utmost care and order. Keep a calendar of all commitments. Do your work in an orderly manner.
3. KEEP YOUR WORD.
This is very important as a minister being known as a gentleman must have a good record with his word. Be on time. Do not drag or be slothful Keep your appointments.
4. TREAT OTHERS PAIR
Be merciful. Many a minister who was very hard on others but soft on himself met the fate of falling.
S. GUARD YOUR HEALTH.
Watch your weight. Exercise and give the impression of a man of discipline. You will last longer and enjoy feeling good along with
keeping a good impression of self control.
6. CONTROL YOUR TONGUE.
People will confide in a minister they can trust. You and your companion must be trustworthy of people’s hearts. People need a
listening ear at times but must feel confident it is kept in confidence.
7. SPEND TIME WITH GOD.
A minister who does not have a secret place will not be the person he could be. Your prayer and fasting and study of His Word will
be your strength in weakness, your solidity in uncertain times, and your serenity in storms.
8. SET A GOOD EXAMPLE.
When others are afraid, falling, or giving up, you must wait upon God will not and has never neglected His ministry. Psalms 37:25, Isaiah 40:31, and Galatians 6:9 will give you the strength you need.
9. SPEND TIME IN
Look for material that will challenge you to be a better person. Listen and read for new illustrations. Apply the Gospel to all walks of life and levels of intelligence. Remember “You are a minister.” Study to show thyself approved of God as a workman hat needeth not to be ashamed” (II Timothy 2:15)
10. LOVE YOUR FAMILY
Next to God is your companion and children. You owe your family a great part of your time. As a man, be closer to your wife than any woman. Keep your love true. Do not fall for satanic tricks in this area. Your children need you more being “Preacher’s Kids” than other professional children need their parents.
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