Jeremiah 23:1-4 "Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!" says the Lord. Therefore, thus says the Lord God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: "You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings," says the Lord. "But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking," say the Lord. For a couple thousand years there has been discussion as to the exact meaning of this passage. Some say it refers to when the people returned under Ezra. Others say it refers to the 'Second Exodus' after World War 2. I'm of the mind that it refers to both, beginning under Ezra and it's still occurring. Following WW2, Jews immigrated to Israel from Russia, Europe, North and South America, Africa, and even Australia and New Zealand. Since the modern state of Israel has been formed, God has surely protected them.
- One has to wonder "what does it take to feed sheep?" The LORD has blessed us with two letters from Peter who had a heart searching and heart sealing moment with the Lord Himself over this issue. His writings on the subject are the Sheep Feeder's goto manual. What did he write about? What subjects did he cover? What were his exhortations and warnings? Elders must latch on to this.