We hear an invitation,
“All you beasts of the field, come to devour, all you beasts in the forest” (Isaiah 56:9).
The Lord spoke to enemies of Israel as beasts that they would come and devour, but devour what or who?
The text says next,
“His watchmen are blind, they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yes, they are greedy dogs which never have enough. And they are shepherds who cannot understand; they all look to their own way, every one for his own gain, from his own territory. ‘Come,’ one says, ‘I will bring wine, and we will fill ourselves with intoxicating drink; tomorrow will be as today, and much more abundant” (Isaiah 56:10-12).
The leaders, the shepherds in particular, were not doing their job of looking out for the sheep, but only looked out for themselves, and for that, they would suffer.
Are you doing your job?