Friday, July 2nd, 2010
"Give them more than extraordinary consideration in love because of their work." (1 Thessalonians 5:13)
Traveling overseers are certainly to be counted among "those who are working hard." (1 Thessalonians 5:12) Therefore, let us give them "more than extraordinary consideration." One way to do so is by responding wholeheartedly to their counsel and encouragement. When such an overseer conveys to us direction from the faithful slave class, the "wisdom from above" will move us to be "ready to obey." (James 3:17) Keeping closely in mind that the congregation belongs to Jehovah and that Jesus is its Head will help us to comply. When direction from a traveling overseer is received with joy and is implemented by the congregation, it is evidence of heartfelt respect. The willingness with which we apply the guidance received from traveling overseers contributes greatly to the joy we experience in our preaching work.—2 Corinthians 13:11.
(Watchtower issue: 10/15/08, 4:13, 14)