Feed the flock. When we are told by God in His word, feed…step back and see how that can be done in our world. Feed the flock. And not only ours, but the world’s. For He also tells us that the same afflictions are accomplished in others, same as ourselves. In the world He says…same for everyone!
And when I lose hope in this life, I look to where hope really is. God warns me, “because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walk about seeking whom he may devour…” It’s not our imagination of punishment we are turmoiled, all of us. Because the devil seeks his own to devour. As a roaring lion, in high places and powers and principalities remember? So perhaps it’s not powers in high places we look to for guidance to feed our world. For God tells us to be subject one to another with humility. Is that in our powers to be, humility?
God resist the proud, He gives grace to the humble. He feeds us in His word, to feed others – in the world be the same, with humbleness of heart and mind. It is to each of us as we live our life, to feed and to follow the humble ensamples, not the proud. Each smallness of us can create a place for God’s grace, if we humble our hearts and our lives to God and one another. He says to be subject to one another. Feed one another, mind and body, in all our world.
And I also read His encouraging word that after we have suffered a while, He makes us perfect, stablishes, strengthens and settles us. Settles you and me. We need that.
In read: I Peter Chap. 5