My people have become lost sheep; Their shepherds have led them astray. They have made them turn aside on the mountains; They have gone along from mountain to hill And have forgotten their resting place. Jeremiah 50:6
Even after all the disobedience and rebellion by Gods people, he still has love and compassion for them. God compared his people as “Lost Sheep” This is a common theme and comparison throughout the Bible. But notice God says “Their shepherds have led them astray”
The word “Pastor” is derived from the word Shepherd. These shepherds God is referring to are the “High Priests” and religious leaders. They continually lied about fake prophecies and allowed heresies to invade their assemblies which tainted the people
“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. John 10:11
Jesus is The Good Shepherd, he is our High Priest. He wont deceive or lead us astray. In fact he loves us enough to lay down his life for us to forgive our sins. If you follow Jesus you wont be led astray, because he is the only way to God and eternal life
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Notice at the end of the Jeremiah scripture it also says, “they have forgotten their resting place” Where is our resting place? Jesus is our Rest, Jesus is our Sabbath. Don’t forget The Lord or you will be seeking Rest for your soul
We were all Lost Sheep, listen to the Good Shepherd and come home to the Father in Jesus Name Amen!