(KJV.) I PETER 5:2-4
(2) Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly, not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
(3) Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
(4) And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
I DO CARE!
Brethren, as overseers, pastors and preachers of the gospel; many times, we gotten our callings and priorities mixed up with fleshly desires of this world of darkness; in the above text, Peter the Apostle of Jesus Christ encourages elders in congregations all over the world, to feed the flock of our Father within their congregations, to bring back into fellowships those who have gone astray from the body of Christ, not with force, but willfully, without condemnations, be readily prepared for action with rightful mindsets, not to rule over establishments of our Father, but to exemplify ourselves as worthy servants to his holy folds; so that, when the chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior arrives, we will receive crown of glories that does not tarnish away but endures forevermore.
Men and women of Jesus Christ, let us set our priorities straight in his righteous, not worry about how to survive in our callings, but seek to do the will of our Father first in all that we do; feed our congregations with truthfulness of his words, not feel good words alone, heal those who are sick among you, minister to those who are broken hearted, down stricken with sufferings, sorrows, job losses, ailments, divorces, depressions etc.,; show that we care about them, not just their money alone, seek to reconcile those who have marital problems and backslidden souls, find out what to do to bring them back into the holy folds; the more souls we save for Jesus Christ, the greater our rewards in eternity.
Dearly beloved, every daybreak of our lives is a count towards eternity, let us not relax ourselves, but rather serve our Father diligently and faithfully; regardless of our circumstances, positively or negatively, with or without appreciations of this world; there is a day aside, when our Father will appreciate his worthy servants with rewards that are everlasting; if we suffer for his righteousness sake, rejoice and be happy, that we are worthy to partake in the sufferings of Jesus Christ, and this world is not our permanent abode, but with our Father in heaven, and joint heirs with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) James 1:12: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.