Musings on…. Ezekiel 34:1-10

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Ezekiel 34

Prophecy against the Shepherds of Israel

   1Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,

   2“Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel Prophesy and say to those shepherds, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Woe, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock?

   3“You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat sheep without feeding the flock.

   4“Those who are sickly you have not strengthened, the diseased you have not healed, the broken you have not bound up, the scattered you have not brought back, nor have you sought for the lost; but with force and with severity you have dominated them.

   5“They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and they became food for every beast of the field and were scattered.

   6“My flock wandered through all the mountains and on every high hill; My flock was scattered over all the surface of the earth, and there was no one to search or seek for them.”‘”

   7Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD:

   8“As I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “surely because My flock has become a prey, My flock has even become food for all the beasts of the field for lack of a shepherd, and My shepherds did not search for My flock, but rather the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock;

   9therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD:

   10‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will demand My sheep from them and make them cease from feeding sheep So the shepherds will not feed themselves anymore, but I will deliver My flock from their mouth, so that they will not be food for them.”‘”

 

Ecclesiastes1:

9 That which has been is that which will be,

And that which has been done is that which will be done.

So there is nothing new under the sun.

10 Is there anything of which one might say,

“See this, it is new”?

Already it has existed for ages

Which were before us.

This makes me think of shephers among us today who do not shepherd their flock, do not care about the sheep within their fold, who let their congregation die, who let the wants of a few outnumber the needs of many.

but alas, there is nothing new under the sun, this was happening back in the day and will happen in the future, take care to see that the shepherd of your flock is loving, kind and Godly. Give him appreciation and help and pray him and his family always.

Blessings, Kristina

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