Ephesians 3:7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
Paul said God made him a minister of the gospel by the gift of His grace. It was God’s power in Paul’s life that made him useful for the cause of the Lord Jesus.
We are made ministers by God. We do not make ourselves. He saves us and puts in us the gifts needed. He makes us ministers. It is the goodness of our God that makes us into His workers. It is His grace. It is a gift to be allowed to teach and preach the Word of God with His power. It was God working effectually in the life of Paul that put him in the ministry. That is how it should be in your life.
I think that means we ought to respect those that God did make ministers in this manner. I think we should recognize the hand and work of God in their lives. We are in His ministry, doing His work, so let’s give Him the glory due to His name.
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