Jeremiah 3:15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
God was speaking to the nation of Israel. He promises to give them pastors, shepherds, leaders that will be the kind He wants. They will feed His people with knowledge and understanding.
These are pastors or spiritual leaders God chooses. I want to be that man and I want to see God raise up many more from our churches. Men that love Him. Men that love His Word. Men that please Him.
These spiritual leaders were going to give the people solid substantial truths of the gospel. They were going to be careful what they taught and how they taught so that God’s people would grow spiritually.
They were going to rightly divide the word of truth. Give them according to their understanding. Meat for the strong, Hebrews 5:12-14 milk for the babes, each getting what they need to learn and grown in knowledge and understanding.
They should be learning on a consistent basis. It is not only what food you give them but that they get it on a consistent basis.
They need the Word of God. It needs to be taught in a relevant, practical, but clear and honest way. They need not to hear our pet peeves or what a TV show could give them but what God says. They need to understand who God is and what He has done. They need to know about God becoming a man. They need to know about their sinful condition and desperate need of a Saviour.
I want to be known for clearly teaching the Word of God. I do not need a bombastic style. I need not be a pulpiteer. I just want to teach God’s people how to walk with Him. I ask you to pray for me that I will fulfill that dream.
Then I ask you to ask Him if He might be leading you to become that person. Some will be called to preach but in many ways every man and woman who teaches a Sunday School class or Vacation Bible School class is a spiritual leader and must be careful to impart knowledge and understanding.
Let’s be people of the book!