Shouldn’t shepherds feed their flocks?

“And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?” Ezekiel 34:1-2  Your role as shepherds should be to feed the sheep, and not to feed yourselves – it is to feed the people of God. God is saying, “My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.” Jeremiah 50:6  Why do sheep go astray?  They do, because some shepherds scare them off. They run away from being eaten by their own shepherds. They go from mountain to hill, and church to temple trying to…

LC Muzembi

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