Ezekiel 34:15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
Reading Ezekiel 34, as a pastor, I begin to do a self examination. Could I be guilty of any of the things mentioned? I know this was written to the prophets of Israel and that God was talking of bringing the nation of Israel and making them his own again. I know, after the captivity He’s promising to bring some back, and care for them in Israel. I understand, much of this will take place during the millennial period when He comes to Shepherd His flock Himself. Even so, in my self examination as an under-shepherd of His flock, I find myself short in the balance. I always see areas of ministry I’m lacking in and can do better.
Yet, the two little lines that stick out to me are; “I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.” When all is said and done, God takes care of His own. If you read that verse as I do, there’s a heightened emphasis on “MY”. Will feed “MY flock” He says. It does us well to remember that we are all, pastors included, a part of His flock. He supplies our every need. He’s the perfect Shepherd who knows when we are diseased and strengthens us. The great Physician that can heal us and bind up our broken souls. He calls to us as He did to the disciples, “follow me,” and those that know Him hear his voice and follow Him. Also He seeks for us to fellowship with Him. My friend that is more valuable than all the treasure in the world. God counts us a valuable to Him and seeks after us.
I heard it asked, “How much is a soul worth? The answer is priceless. The stewardship of that soul should be valuable too. Of all that we are a steward of today, the lives Christ loves, and has put in our care, are more important than anything else.
Did you know you’re valuable to God?
God loves us and wants to redeem our soul. Yet, it’s up to us if we’ll be a Victim or Victor as we saw this week in:
● Visual Problem
● Verdict Is In
● Vacancy Of Leadership
● Value Your Days
● Violent Storms Ahead
● Valuable To God
If we reject Christ, we become victim of our own disobedience. If we accept Him, we become victorious over hell and the grave. Are you a Victim or Victor.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|November 25, 2019||Ezekiel 36-38||1 Peter 2|
|November 26, 2019||Ezekiel 39-41||1 Peter 3|
|November 27, 2019||Ezekiel 42-45||1 Peter 4-5|
|November 28, 2019||Ezekiel 46-48||2 Peter 1|
|November 29, 2019||Daniel 1-2||2 Peter 2|
|November 30, 2019||Daniel 3-4||2 Peter 3|
|December 1, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
1 Corinthians 15:54-57
“So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director