Paul told the Thessalonians, “Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, and are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other” (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13). We are called to honor our pastors who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding us along in our obedience to God. The work of pastors is often compared to that of shepherds. Shepherds lead, prod, take care of, watch out for, nurture, rescue and direct the sheep. We should support them in the ministry as we disciple to those in the world. However, there are certain qualities and traits of a pastor that you need to be on the watch for that may point in the direction of spiritual abuse. Here are five things pastors shouldn’t love too much.