“I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
God Does NOT care about your TITLE! God is only concerned about what we DO! If you want to be addressed as minister but you are not a servant to all you’re a minister in name ONLY. If you want to be addressed as missionary and you have not gone outside of the sanctuary of your local church building to reach the loss on a consistent at least weekly basis in your own community or even on your neighborhood block, you’re a missionary or evangelist in name ONLY. If you want to be addressed as elder and you treat the least of God’s children as if they are under your feet, with callous rudeness, lording your title over God’s people, you are an elder in name ONLY.
Finally let me add this… I don’t care if you require people to address you as the grand duke of bishops, the pope of elders, etc, even if you do everything your so-called title requires… IF YOU DON’T LOVE OTHERS… YOU ARE NOTHING! Anything you do without LOVE is a MOOT POINT!
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. ~1 Corinthians 13:2
So many Christians covet titles and positions but they do NOT covet the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE… which is to follow the ways of the SERVANT KING JESUS!