Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (20th March, 2016)

Posted: March 20, 2016 in Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion
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March 20, 2016

SHEPHERD

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Matthew 7:15-20

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Matthew 7:20
 
Every shepherd must desire to become a good shepherd. “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep” (John 10:11).

You are a good shepherd when your shepherding style is like that of Christ.

You are a good shepherd when your pastoring style is like Christ’s and your fruits are the same as His.

Every shepherd must desire to become a great shepherd. “…that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant” (Hebrews 13:20).

You are a great shepherd when you have gained much knowledge and skill as a shepherd. You are a great shepherd when you have large numbers of sheep under your care.

You are a great shepherd when you have pastored successfully for many years. Every shepherd must desire to become a chief shepherd. “And when the chief shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away” (1 Peter 5:4).

You become a chief shepherd when you have other undershepherds under you. Being a chief shepherd is the same as being an overseer of other pastors.

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