The How To's of Prayer Ministry
1 Timothy 5:2 Do not rebuke an older man but exhort him as a father.
Remember this message was to the gifted prophet Corinthian church!!!
2 Corinthians 13:1 This will be the third time I have had to address this matter, By the mouth of two or three witnesses let every word be established.
1Timothy 5:19 Do not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses.
1 Corinthians 10:15 I speak as to wise men
The scripture calls for those who are wise to judge. The church must raise mature godly balanced ministry to bring forth proper judgement to the body.
Before one gives counsel
> A wise man will choose godly mature proven counsel around them.
What is your track record? Are you known among those who exercise wise
discretion? Moses the prophet of God assembled those noted for their acts
of wisdom, not their words of wisdom. Then appointed them as judges over
the people of God. One wise in [deed] will be wise [indeed]. Do your word
match up to how you live your life? Are your words to the wise only for
> Servanthood is the position of godly wisdom. The wisdom of a king is not weighed by his power or position but rather in how he rules.
2Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
> Wise godly judgement understands how to bring peace out of chaos
> Godly wisdom is balanced, whether at peace or at a trying moment.
It is not persuaded by manipulation, threat or negative impassioned forceful
> Godly Wisdom seeks the better good of all, Its words are weighed on the balance between those who are hope-worthy and those who tend toward contempt, they then weighs that discretion on how it will affect generations still to come.
Wise judgement discerns to whom to speak and of him to withhold counsel. Dont be naive to believe that all desire a word to the wise. They do not!
:> Those who are wise will increase godly wisdom. (the etymology of
the word refers to those who are wisehearted or wise to the core)
> If the only book you had was the Word of God, How many more books would be required to conduct yourself more wisely? 2 Timothy 3:15a and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which is able to make you wise .
> The conduct of godly wisdom
> Godly wisdom shows forth sound character and the Fruit of the Spirit.
Psalms 101:2 I will behave wisely in a perfect way, Oh, when will You come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart..
> The fashion of godly wisdom, is stability, order, good planning,
peace and equity.
Proverbs 8:35 For whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord;
Proverbs 20:18 Every purpose is established by counsel: By wise counsel wage war.
> One who is of a wise heart earnestly seek wisdom.
> To those who seek after godly wisdom are promised unfathomable treasures.
Proverbs 8:17-21 I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me (v18) riches and honor are with me, enduring riches and righteousness. (v18) My fruit is better than gold, yes than fine gold, and my revenue than fine silver. (v20) I traverse the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice (v21) that I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, that I may fill their treasuries.