Even the smallest number of people should be recognized in God’s economy. It should be noted that thousands returned from exile but less than 400 servants are counted in this passage. The menial and mundane may seem trivial by nature, but these are the things that keep the ship afloat. When things are going well, they seem unnecessary to have, but it isn’t the difficult times that we often wish we had paid attention to these little details of life. In the local body, the dividends it pays to have a single and diligent servant cannot be overstated. The church is only operational because their are people within who did not count themselves as better than others. This mindset must always be at the foundation of our own ministries. We must be wanting and willing to serve as the need fits and as we are gifted. As demonstrated in this passage, a time of great revival and reformation does not need droves of people to move it forward. It needs a relatively small few who are willing to serve.
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MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts