Bible Study Plan 2019
Today we read:
2 Samuel 5
-Food for thought day 156-
• Romans 8:14
• Psalm 103:7
• Psalm 23:4
To love someone is to lead them. You cannot love without leading the ones you love.
The word “lead” means: to go with one, holding them by the hand. Now, you cannot lead people without you, yourself being led by the authority you submit under. In this case is the Godhead.
The sons of God are always being led to lead the babies in the faith.
For example, when the children of Israel left Egypt, Moses was being led by God to lead the people. Moses was a son, but the rest that left Egypt with Moses were babies. That is the reason why they always complained; they loved God for the things He did for them (His acts) and not for who He is. However Moses loved God for who He is.
Hence, the Word of God says: “He made known His ways [of righteousness and justice] to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.”
Psalm 103:7 AMPC
That is why Moses was the one used by God to reveal His mind to the people.
Having this in mind, this is the same command Jesus gave to Peter to feed His lambs.
The Word of God says: “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”
Romans 8:14 AMPC
Peter was a son of God and because of that, he could feed the lambs. We must desire to grow from children to sons so that we become effective when it comes to walking and demonstrating God’s Love to the needy.
God wants to use us to lead others in His Love as we allow His Spirit in us to lead us.
When Jesus said to Peter “feed My lambs”, He meant: hold them by the hand and walk with them. In other words: lead the lambs.
The psalmist said: “Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.”
Psalm 23:4 AMPC
The shepherd rod was to correct, and the staff is for authority and leading when the sheep are going wayward. Peter’s task was to correct and lead the lambs.
It’s for this purpose that Jesus said to Peter: “Feed My lambs”.
The Bible says: “When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do–with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Feed My lambs. Again He said to him the second time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Shepherd (tend) My sheep. He said to him the third time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with a deep, instinctive, personal affection for Me, as for a close friend]? Peter was grieved (was saddened and hurt) that He should ask him the third time, Do you love Me? And he said to Him, Lord, You know everything; You know that I love You [that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. Jesus said to him, Feed My sheep.”
John 21:15-17 AMPC
The English word “feed” comes from the Greek word “bosko”. Bosko means many things, but one of the meanings is to lead someone, holding them by the hand and walking with them.
You cannot go ahead professing God’s Love for people without getting involved with the one you’re leading.
Remember: Love leads people, holding them by the hand and walking with them.
Many blessings in Jesus’ Name.
Think and Act!!!!!