Bible Study Plan 2019
Today we read:
2 Samuel 7
-Food for thought day 158-
• Matthew 28:19-20
• John 5:19-20
• John 21:15-17
When we walk in God’s Love towards people, we help the people to display His character.
God is calling us to “tend a flock”!!!!
The words “tend a flock” means: to help people behave in a particular way. This means we must practice what we’re professing. We must understand that a disciple of Christ is just like a blank paper that manifests what he sees The Master do.
That is why Jesus said: “So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn]. The Father dearly loves the Son and discloses to (shows) Him everything that He Himself does. And He will disclose to Him (let Him see) greater things yet than these, so that you may marvel and be full of wonder and astonishment.”
John 5:19-20 AMPC
God wants you to take your place in Christ and ”tend a flock”. It’s not enough for us to profess what we don’t practice, because the people watching us can only do what they see us do.
That is why the Word of God says: “Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
Matthew 28:19-20 ASV
You can’t go ahead making disciples (followers of Christ) when you yourself are not under the discipline of Christ.
God wants to use us to ”tend a flock” for Christ through the power of His love at work in us by His Spirit.
When Jesus said to Peter: “Feed My lambs”, He meant: ”tend a flock”. Make them walk in My characteristics by practicing what you profess. You are the Jesus that the flocks will look at to see Him. So, practice before them what you have seen Him do.
Peter’s task was to tend a flock for Christ.
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 tend a flock. Train them to display the character of Christ by you practicing what you profess.
You cannot go ahead professing God’s Love for people without tending them to conform to Christ image.
Remember: It’s only through God’s Love that people can be conformed to the image of Christ.
Many blessings in Jesus’ Name.
Think and Act!!!!!