“Should Not Shepherds Feed His Sheep?” (Ezekiel 34: 2, ESV) by Carley Evans

“Should not shepherds feed the sheep?” asks God. “The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought.” (Ezekiel 34: 3)

After breakfast, Jesus asks Peter, “Do you love Me more than these?” When Peter says that he does; Jesus commands, “Feed My lambs.” (John 21: 15) He asks Peter again if he loves Him. And Peter replies, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” Jesus tells Peter: “Tend My sheep.” (John 21: 16) A third time, Jesus asks Peter if he loves Him. Here Peter is hurt. Peter responds, “Lord, You know everything; You know that I love You.” Jesus says, “Feed My sheep. Follow Me.” (John 21: 17, 19)

Paul writes to Timothy, “From childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3: 15)

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3: 16)

Paul tells Timothy to “preach the Word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort WITH COMPLETE PATIENCE and teaching.” (2 Timothy 4: 2)

“The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden form His sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” (Hebrews 4: 12 – 13)

Peter says to Jesus, “Lord, You know everything.”

Jesus says, “Feed My sheep. Follow Me.”