Fear of God Devotional: Fearing God and a Pastor’s Salary

I once heard someone say that pastors were some of the most insecure people in the world. Perhaps this is related to the many pressures they experience. They are exposed to lots of disappointment, bear heavy burdens for their people, experience betrayal, slander, and misrepresentation. Longtime friends may brush them aside in a moment. Plus, people are looking for them to perform. They want to be pleased and inspired and as a result, pastors can easily become man fearers, but when we fear God, the success syndrome and the impulse to please people dies. We are set free. We need pastors like this today – men, who neither fear man or pain, but God alone.