Ezekiel 34: 16
I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong I will feed them with judgment.
As I picked up my bible to study today it open to Jeremiah 23 where is says, “Woe unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture.” I read here for a few minutes then opened my bible again. It fell open to Ezekiel 34 where it says, “I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand.” After the second time I knew the Lord was speaking to me about the leaders of many of our churches today. Far too many of our churches have become weak to the point where they are not much different than the world and its views. Because of this weakness we are seeing a world that is falling further and further away from God and His principles. God will one day hold those who do not teach His Word accountable. As we watch this falling away happening it can be disheartening if we do not hold to God’s promise to take care of His sheep; those who hear His voice and follow Him. In Ezekiel 34:16 it says, “I will seek that which was lost , and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.” God will one day separate the wheat from the tares so hold on my friends; God sees what is happening and what is being done to His people. He knows the oppression we are facing and the lack of teaching of His principles. He is seeking out His own to bind them up, to strength them and heal their brokenness. The church world as a whole may be failing but God never fails. He knows His own and will always be there for them; don’t be disheartened, God is still in control and we can rest assured He will always take care of those who are His sheep.
Heavenly Father we seek You today as we see our world falling further and further from You and Godly instruction. Help us as the sheep of Your pasture to stay on course and follow You even though so many around us are falling by the wayside. We know and trust You are always with us strengthening us as oppression and sickness rages around us. Help us Lord to be a light in a world filled with darkness as we see the day of Your return approaching. In Jesus Precious Name! Amen