Ezekiel 34:2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
The ministry was never meant to be a means of getting a pay check, of getting fed, of being a career. The ministry was meant to be a means of getting God’s Word to God’s people so that they could grow spiritually.
Some where along the way we changed church to a means of control, rules, regulations, and more than anything a business that the leader could profit from.
God wants a man who will feed His congregation the Word of God. Who will take the Bible and make it clear and plain to His people. God wants to work His Word into His people’s lives so that it changes them.
We are not here to learn more but to change, to grow, to become, to live out who we are in Christ!