Feed My Sheep!
“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against the shepherds and will hold them accountable for my flock. I will remove them from tending the flock so that the shepherds can no longer feed themselves. I will rescue my flock from their mouths, and it will no longer be food for them.” (Ezekiel 34:10)
A part of a shepherd’s job was to nurture, direct, protect, feed the flock with all the resources provided. Very important job for the ancient Israel culture at the time this was written. In addition, livestock was a huge commodity as well as provided many essential for the community. Since everyone has a choice, the leaders here did not fulfill their requirements. Consequently, it left His flock unattended; easy prey and vulnerable to many outside elements.
Likewise Jesus reiterates, “He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.”(John 21:17)
Men! Tending to the flock of God is not only the pastor or clergy leader’s job. It’s a direct reflection of our love towards Him. He provides many resources to complete this task. He provides many platforms for this to happen. He provides many opportunities for us to embrace.
God cares about his flock, what are we doing to Feed His Sheep? Have you ever considered investing the wisdom and resources God has given you in a person of need? Has God been challenging you or put someone specifically on your heart to disciple? Do yourselves a favor and get on it. God Bless! – Juan Mendez graduated from the Colony of Mercy and now serves there as a Chaplain. Email Juan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Think About This: It is no less difficult to have great abilities than great riches without trusting in them. —John Newton
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: The Lord is good to those who wait [confidently] for Him, to those who seek Him [on the authority of God’s word]. Lamentations 3:20 (Amplified Bible)