Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them–not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 1 Peter 5:2
We know Jesus is the “Good Shepherd” who watches over us and we answer his calling. But have you considered that you are a shepherd also? The Bible teaches us we are to be “shepherds” to the people. So what does that really mean?
A few months ago the city of Houston had a historic flood and many of its Citizens were in desperate need for food and shelter. A famous millionaire TV pastor who lives in a mansion and owns a private jet, originally refused to open his doors of his Mega Church that fits 20,000 people. Is this a good example of being a Shepherd to the people?
Of course not, I’m just using him as an example of what Christianity appears to be in todays world, when in fact it should be totally the opposite. As the scripture says you should want to watch and care for the people, not for your personal gain, but because you want to serve God
Jesus taught us false prophets will be revealed by the fruit they bear (Matthew 7:16) One day those people will have to stand before Jesus and give an account for there actions.
Let’s serve The Lord for the right reasons, not for money or fame, but because we are willing and eager to serve God. Be a Shepherd in Jesus Name Amen