Now, God put an authority to the church elders but He wants us all to be humble. As we are all equal in the glory of God. 1 John 3:2
Acts 20:28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
Our relationship with God as like the shepherd to "feed the sheep" as in "them" (the world) with God's word and we're not only looking in ourselves but also to other people. This is NOT for us to "supposed to do" but we want to do it as our motivation is humbling ourselves.
We must have a shepherd heart to do the shepherd job.
John 10:11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Ephesians 5:21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Remember God opposes the proud but gives grace to the Humble.
Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you. When you think He doesn't care then you're always worried.
Now, to Let's us endure the suffering.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
19 Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Colossians 3:9 "Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.."
This verse reminds us of the commandment no.9 "Do not bear false witness against your neighbor" or "Thou shall not lie." We all know that lying is a SIN, and we must not take it lightly. We should guard our tongue from telling lies for we are a new creation, the old self has gone. So let us be honest with each other and obey what God has commandment us.