Like everyone at GCC, I'm daily reading the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds with the day-of-the-month. The first and last verses of Proverbs 3 made me think of my friend John Ed Mathison today. He's the kind of guy I'd listen to if he said, "My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”
John Ed Mathison said stuff like that all week long. I wasn’t surprised. He's saturated his mind with scripture. John Ed inspires me every time I’m with him.
He’s the visionary pastor who served Frazer Memorial UMC for 36 years, building the congregation to nearly 9,000 members – with 90% of them participating in at least one of the church’s ministries to the people of Montgomery. He rocked his community with the love of Jesus. The guy is one of my heroes.
Proverbs 3 concludes with this. "The wise inherit honor.”
I couldn’t agree more.
I honor you John Ed.
I honor you.
Romans 13:7 - If you owe someone honor, honor that person.