Big bad wolf
Big bad wolf
But the worker who serves only for wages is not a real shepherd. Because he has no heart for the sheep he will run away and abandon them when he sees the wolf coming. And then the wolf mauls the sheep, drags them off, and scatters them.
The above verse refers to the enemy, satan, as the wolf. We as believers in Christ are the sheep. When we are under the care of a Godly pastor, he watches over his sheep fold and drives the wolf away. Jesus is the ultimate Good Shepherd. As long as we stay as part of His sheep fold, the enemy flees away. Our responsibility is to be united with the sheep fold of God. His responsibility as a Shepherd is to protect us. A sheep isolated from the fold and wandering on it's own is easy picking for the wolf. Although the Bible says that the Good Shepherd goes after the lost sheep, we as sheep will save ourselves a lot of trouble by staying united with the family of God. While watching any wildlife show on television, you will notice that the strategy of the predator is to isolate the weakest member of the herd in order to separate them from the fold in order to eat them. In other words in order to avoid being lamb chops on the wolf's platter, stick together with your flock and stay close to the shepherd. Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and He will protect His sheep. In closing, I reflect on Psalm 27. The first few verses are copied below. Please review the entire Psalm at your leisure. "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, even in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I desired of the Lord; that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.". Amen