“Woe to the worthless shepherd who abandons the sheep! May a sword strike his arm and his right eye. May his arm be completely withered and his right arm blinded.”
Zechariah 11:17 CJB
This worthless shepherd is no benefit to the flock! He takes from the body of believers and never gives, he makes ministry about himself and his issues, but never deals with the issues of the body! In other words, he is nothing more than a deceiver and a self-serving man! The sad thing is the body is full of these wolves in sheep’s clothing!
“Beware of false prophets! They come to you wearing sheep’s clothing, but underneath they are hungry wolves!”
Matthew 7:15 CJB
We all need to be aware that not every person who claims to be a believer is, in fact many unfortunately are deceivers! How do we know the shepherds from the deceivers? Simple, by being in His word, studying it and knowing it!
“How can a young man (any one) keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word. I seek You with all my heart; don’t let me stray from Your mitzvot (commandments).”
Psalm 119:9-10 CJB
Today, we to really need to be on guard about who we listen to sharing the word of God! Understand not all bible teachers have right intentions! It is our responsibility to study and know the word of God, so we can identify and avoid false teachers!
Have a blessed day seeking the LORD!