Some translations read overseer, some as bishop and some as priest. A position of clergy in the early church was not an easy job and one most certainly needed to be called by God. It was hard labor, not a single job but one which would be carried out after their regular work. And a constant job, not just on Sunday mornings. Then there was a certain element of danger and persecution. All other religions look at the gospel as a threat, which of course it is with the exception of the Jews, there it should be seen as a compliment, the fulfillment of God's promise through Abraham. In the recent past, say the last 35 years or so, a position of pastor or preacher has in many cases become an occupation, I know several preachers who took the position not because they were called but because it provided a salary and retirement. It is changing though, the current world climate is making it a dangerous position again. For any person who truly desires to answer the call of God to preach the truth, there will be times of danger and persecution.
Today's workout. Back and biceps. Squat reach, biceps curl, high knees, pull-up, grapevine, high row, jump rope, good-morning. 32 or 40 intervals.