segunda-feira, 12 de agosto de 2013
THERE ARE PASTORS AND MERCENARIES.
But is there difference between the shepherd and the hireling?
And there is great though, barely noticeable to the eye, due to the great appearance between them.
To distinguish this difference, which should be observed?
The pastor is the one who takes care of the flock with love, carries on his shoulders the sheep wound, healing it, cleaning it, removing the burrs, giving him food and water at the right time. He leads the flock to green pastures and still waters, finally suffers the flock with love handles, but also uses the rod and staff when needed.
The pastor and lives among the flock, smells like sheep, he is not an opportunist who cares for their wool, meat, milk and fat for his sheep. It, in itself, is also a sheep and does everything for the good of the flock.
The mercenary is one who cares for livestock interests. Uses wool, eat meat, sells leather, no worries about the sheep sick and skinny because they do not bring profits, not produce what interests you. It does not remove the burrs, does not take the sheep to calm waters and clean. The mercenary does so because it is not a pastor. His view is in profit, the MONEY. The mercenary does not smell like sheep, but have a good marketer. He further says: "everything is mine, God gave me, I have a right to use as you see fit."
Jesus constituted pastors to care, (Eph. 4:11). The minister should know that he is not the owner of the flock, but was made to look the same in accordance with the orders Biblical unwittingly mastered it. See what it says in 1 Peter 5:3:
"Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock." Never read in the Bible that Jesus has constituted mercenaries to take care of His flock, however, mercenaries appear in the area as if they were pastors, they act as it is written above and only harm the flock. These one day you'll hit accounts with the Supreme Pastor.