This classic verse emphasizes the great responsibility of pastors and overseers of the Christian churches. The members of the local congregation are likened to a flock of sheep who follow their earthly shepherds (as well as to Christ) that guide them and teach them in the way of God.
Pastors are responsible to feed the flock – the members of his congregation, with sound biblical teaching, counseling and spiritual guidance. They are also to protect their sheep from the spiritual dangers of ungodly wolves and other predators who may try to devour the sheep by introducing false doctrines, inciting strife and division in the church, or even shipwrecking their faith.
Day by day, the pastors of your church have an awesome task to do in shepherding the flock of God. They need your constant prayers on their behalf, and your faithful support in meeting their needs. Be generous in your giving to the church, and make yourself readily available to volunteer for whatever help their ministry requires.
– Pastor Luis Yosefus
REAL JESUS MINISTRIES