‘I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking,” says the LORD’ (Jer 23:4).

Yesterday we reflected on the proper role of God-given shepherds. Today we consider the benefits of having a godly Pastor in your life.

Firstly, you are fed with wholesome spiritual food. When you live under the oversight of a genuine shepherd, you never lack relevant, timely revelation and counsel. You may not always hear what you want to hear, but you’re guaranteed receiving what you need. You receive the whole counsel of God, not just your favourite topics (Acts 20:27).

Secondly, your fears are banished. A godly shepherd instills faith, hope and love into your heart. You become secure in Christ’s presence and protection. You become more and more aware of your spiritual armour and security.

Thirdly, you shall not lack. All your needs are met as you connect to Christ’s riches in glory (Phi 4:19). May that be your portion!

Pastor Josh