A warning to pastors

Jeremiah 23:1-2 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.

It is in my heart to be a pastor to the people God has given us. I want to please God in the way that I shepherd His flock. I fully realize that I am not the Chief Shepherd but an under shepherd. I realize that they are not my people nor is it my church.

I do not want to scatter God’s people. I do not want to drive them away. I do not want to leave them hurting without getting involved in their lives and doing all that I can to help.

Pastors can be such autocrats. They feel that they are God’s gift to the people rather than realizing what a privilege and responsibility God has given us.

It is an awesome thing to be a pastor, to be trusted by God with teaching and leading His people according to His will.

Pray for me that I will be the type of pastor that pleases Him!

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