Pastors, I am not one of you. I am merely representative of the members of your flock. I am one of those who sits before you on Sunday, looking to you to lay open the Word of God. You have been called by God, trained by God, gifted by God. You have been given the great and terrifying responsibility of preaching His Word unapologetically both in season and out of season. The responsibility that you have been given is not an easy one, yet it is an amazing privilege! Who would not want to teach such a Word?
The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the LORD is sure,
making wise the simple;
the precepts of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the LORD is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the LORD is clean,
the rules of the LORD are true,
and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward. (Psalm 19:7-11)
Please, pastor, please just preach the Word.