There’s no money in real ministry
Sure, you might have the assurance that you are striving to understand the ancient text of the Scriptures and present it to folks so the Spirit of God can use it to transform their lives – but is that skill that will pay the bill?
I mean, do you really want to go through life with just enough to meet your needs? Don’t you want to see the green?
Why should you waste your time on all that stuff that will require you to conform to the Scriptures when you could be making money by giving people what they want? You could have staff people to do all the work for you.
Doesn’t that sound better than all that work studying and being honest will require?
In the end, what is important is you. You work hard. You deserve to get paid. Star athletes get paid. CEO’s get paid. You’re the pastor. You’re like a Heisman winner and a baron of business all wrapped into one. Get the payday you deserve, you superstar of a minister, you!
[This post, and all in this series, are satirical hyperbole. That means I am making a point by exaggerating the opposite point.]