[DailyReading] The good Shepherd
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Sun Aug 3 00:00:48 MDT 2014
Lesson: Faithful Leadership and Humble Following
Reading: The good Shepherd 2014-08-03
Reference: Ezek. 34:7-16
Ezekiel 34:7: Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord;
Ezekiel 34:8: As I live, saith the Lord God, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;
Ezekiel 34:9: Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord;
Ezekiel 34:10: Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
Ezekiel 34:11: For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
Ezekiel 34:12: As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
Ezekiel 34:13: And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
Ezekiel 34:14: I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
Ezekiel 34:15: I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God.
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.
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