1 Timothy 5:17-18 states:
Elders who provide effective leadership must be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard in speaking and teaching. For the scripture says,
“Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,”
“The worker deserves his pay.”
What does "double honor" mean in this passage. Is it connected to/referring to the pay of an elder, or is this unconnected. In other words, is paying the pastor an imperative vis-à-vis the "double-honor" or does this merely instruct the reader not to prevent paying the elder?