Shepherds Who Fail to Do Their Job

God had harsh words for the shepherds of Israel because they did not do their job, “Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock became food for every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock’–therefore, O shepherds, hear the word of the LORD! Thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them'” (Ezekiel 34:7-10).
The shepherds looked out for themselves, but they did not look out for the welfare of the flock. That does not make sense! Shepherds are there to feed and to protect the flock, not to look after themselves first. Therefore, God said He would remove those shepherds.
Are you a shepherd over a congregation? Are you doing your job? God watches to see how you occupy your time.

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