HH Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
The Lord Supplies Our Needs
1. A Righteous Shepherd
2. Shepherds of righteousness
Text: Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord.
2 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.
3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them and will bring them again to their folds, and they shall be fruitful and increase.
4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord.
5 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness. Jeremiah 23:1-6
It is always good to meet you at a place comfortable for you. It is very important to me writing my messages to meet you at a very convenient place. I chose this medium because I meet more people than to be confined in a building. This is my morning message for today.
The spiritual scene in the country is pathetic at best. Most people say they believe in the true God, yet most people don’t really know who that true God is. Others worship a conglomeration of gods from around the world. But in actuality, few care about religion.
Rather, money is more important. Possessions are prized. Living a good life is the ultimate goal. If that means cheating and stealing, fine. If that means drunkenness, debauchery, and a life of lustful encounters, so be it.
And in this culture and climate of pathetic immorality, worst of all—the leaders are corrupt. Conspiracy is normal. Embezzlement is common. Scandals are expected. Not just the political leaders either. The spiritual leaders are even corrupt!
What a horrible, unspiritual, sinful time . . . the prophet Jeremiah lived in! It isn’t very difficult to relate to Jeremiah. Maybe Jeremiah’s writing tablet was a scroll and not an iPad, and maybe he had actual horsepower from an actual horse rather than a Benz in his garage. But the spiritual climate and cultural situation he lived through and preached in were very similar to our world today.
How blessed we are today than to learn from Jeremiah and from the Lord’s words to Jeremiah as we see this morning that The Lord Supplies Our Needs.
TO CONTINUE ……..