Here are some great verses to feed the flock. Oh, how we need to get back to the basics. My heart is full and overflowing as I consider those who’ve gone astray and have no shepherd that cares for them.
“I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.”
The ninety and nine are more important to our local churches than the one. God help us to raise up works with willing servants to seek for the one. Oh, God, allow me to be that servant! Our churches preach the story of the prodigal son but only for a hearty, “Amen.”
The robe, ring, and the sandals dear Christian are indicative of restoration, inheritance, and entitlements. May we, as Christians, not maintain a mental report card of sin. Remember that Romans 3:10 and 3:23 are not just for the sinner but also for the saint.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
“Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.”
1 John 2:1-2
“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”
“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, [saying], This [is] Zion, whom no man seeketh after.”
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”