What does God mean when He calls us to honor our pastors? Very simply put, it is a call to respect our spiritual leaders.
We live in a time when respect for clergy is at an all-time low. Up through the 1950's, pastors were often seen as one of the most respected members of their communities. The last several decades have seen a dramatic shift and this lack of respect is taking a heavy toll on our pastors.
Throughout Scripture, God calls us to honor people in positions of authority, but there is only one place He says to give someone “double honor.” It is found in 1 Timonthy 5:17 when Paul is talking about how to treat our elders (pastors) in the local church.
Will you become a “double honor” supporter of your pastor?