“One Year Bible” Old Testament Passage
“I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor shall be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 23:5 (NKJV)
Jesus is our all-sufficient savior and king. It is marvelous to consider the ways He has made provision for us. His care is complete reaching to every area of life. He is the great shepherd of the sheep.
In His provision, He comes to us through many that He has raised up to carry aspects of His care. We find this vividly described in the Book of Acts where it says that there were “none among them who lacked”(Acts 4:34).
He promises to feed us, to defend us, to bring us hope, and to banish our despair. He is to us righteousness and peace. This is the direct ministry of the Lord to us. But, He also uses His servants to fulfill this ministry.
So are you open to the full ministry of the Lord? He says, “I will set up shepherds, and prophets, and leaders, and vessels who will bring Me to you.” This is part of what it means to be Christ’s body.