Friday, July 21, 2017

A Biblical Sheperd

A shepherd is no shepherd who does not walk among and with the flock in the manner of the Lord Jesus Christ. He nourishes them through the unified corpus of sound doctrine in the manner that he has been nourished. He protects them from all assaults of encroaching errors, and sinful threats to their fellowship with Christ. He loves them by laying down his life, not vicariously, but sacrificially, committing them to Christ, their Head. He does not place barriers of self-ambition and vanity between he and them. Whatever famines men think there are, the greatest of these is that personality cultism has replaced the humble ministry of the lowly shepherd.

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