Holy spirit has appointed you overseers, to shepherd the congregation of God. This is taken from Acts 20:28.
It is important that we show appreciation for God’s arrangement for shepherding his flock. Christian vision from Jehovah, who always acts in our best interests. The elders are “like a hiding place from the wind, a place of concealment from the rainstorm, like streams of water in a waterless land, like the shadow of a massive crag any parched land.” Isaiah 32:1,2 tells us: “Look! A king will reign for righteousness, And princes will rule for justice. And each one will be like a hiding place from the wind, A place of concealment from the rainstorm, Like streams of water in a waterless land, Like the shadow of a massive crag crag parched land.” How do we appreciate the shelter from the strong wind or from a chilling rainstorm! When the hot sun beating down on us, we are grateful for the shade by the by the crag. These figures of speech help us to see that the elders provide needed spiritual help and refreshment. By obey those taking the lead among us, we show how much we appreciate these “gifts in men” and give evidence of our love for God and for Christ, the Head of the congregation. Ephesians 4:8 tells us: “For it says: “When he ascended on high he carried away captives; he gave gifts in men.”” Ephesians 5:23 tells us: “because a husband is head of his wife just as the Christ is head of the congregation, he being a savior of this body.” Hebrews 13:17 tells us: “Beobedient to those who are taking the lead among you and be submissive, for they are keeping watch over you as those who will render an account, so that they may do this with joy and not with signing, for this would be damaging to you.”