by Brad Scott
The English word minister finds it's root in the Hebrew word miyn (מין), which first appears as the phrase after its kind in the first chapter of Bere’shiyt (Genesis). In this chapter we find that, in the beginning, YHVH put a seed within vegetation so that they would multiply after themselves. A small part of the whole (the seed) produces another after its kind. This is the etymylogical background of the word mini, minor, minus, minute and minimum.
Yeshua‘ used this same background in his teaching on those who are affectionately called, Rabbi, father, or master. A minister is to be a humble servant and a chip off the ol' block, so to speak.
Mattityahu (Matthew) 23:11But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Are your local ministers servants in your community or are they being served?
Shalom Alecheim! ◊