Fear of God Devotional: Clarence Simmons on His Greatest Fear

As a pastor, how should the fear of God affect how you shepherd your church?

Clarence Simmons explains that God will hold men accountable for not only how they handled the Word of God but also how they shepherded the people of God. One of our greatest fears should be deviating from Scripture.

Being in ministry is the most joyful and distressing job there is because you’re accountable to God. You can’t afford to play around with Scripture and with the flock. We must realize that this is the flock of God. Instead of being served by the flock, they are to serve the flock. Pastors are to teach their congregation \Scriptural truths, not catchy illustrations that will tickle their ears.

2 Timothy 2:15 (NKJV) – “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”