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FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL
 

FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

ON SERVANT LEADERSHIP
(Part 138)

TENDING THE FLOCK – 6


May 16, 2018
Today’s reading: Acts 20:28-38


God raises servant leaders to oversee and care for His people. Among other things, they are to guard them. “Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flock of which the holy Spirit has appointed you overseers” (v.28a). What are they to guard against? Those would be predators from outside and from within. Paul says that “savage wolves will come among you, and they will not spare the flock.” (v.29). Those would be the demons and their human agents. But there is also the enemy within. “And from your own group, men will come forward perverting the truth to draw the disciples away after them.” (v.30).

What is the purpose of such men? It is to draw members of the body away from the body and to their own group. What would be their reasons? They might have grave differences with the leadership, or are just after personal power and position, or have been deeply hurt somehow in the present body and so would like to strike back. To be able to draw members of the body away, they often resort to lies, half-truths, maligning and calumny. They do great injustice, as well as harm to the body and its mission. They will be held accountable by God.

Servant leaders should seek to protect God’s people, the members of the body, from such predators. They are to keep watch over them. “So be vigilant” (v.31a). This is especially because God gathered such people through the sacrifice of His own Son who shed his blood for them. Thus servant leaders are to “tend the church of God that he acquired with his own blood.” (v.28b). Now they are in the body of Christ, but predators seek to snatch them away.

As long as servant leaders strive to care for the flock, they can rely on the grace of God to preserve His people. So for servant leaders, do your part and entrust the rest to God. “And now I commend you to God and to that gracious word of his that can build you up and give you the inheritance among all who are consecrated.” (v.32).

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