Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Topic: Water The Flock
Read: Genesis 29:2,3
Genesis 29:2-3 KJVA“And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well’s mouth. And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well’s mouth in his place.”
“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the Lord (Jeremiah 23:1)
Water is one of the most important factors in the consideration of an industry in a given place. It is so important that man, plants and animals cannot survive without it. In the Bible, certain references were made to Jacob’s well, Isaac’s well and now, Laban had some wells from where his flocks drank. The Church is God’s industry in our hands; the survival of which depends on how well is being watered and from which well. Of course, the Word of God is the Water of the Spirit. It is the fountain of life and whoever drinks will never thirst again. Water quenches thirst, having eaten solid food. It is a pity that many churches’ flocks are fed with only food without drink, and so, they die of dehydration. David knew the importance of water to man that he likened him to a tree planted by the riverside He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper (Ps. 1:3).
God’s ministers must ensure they don’t give the people Jericho bitter water. Like the well of Laban was always lowered after use, we must ensure the people of God are not poisoned as some are careless today. Let us feed the flock of God with the living water (Jn. 7:38, 39) we are commended to feed the church: old and young (Jn. 21:15-17), and not with another gospel (Gal. 1:8). Are people born again in your church, or they are only numbers who are not numbered with Christ anyway. Though, multitudes came to Pentecost really, only about 3000 were numbered with Christ. While 3000 people died at the giving of the law, 3000 were delivered to Christ when He was given to them (Ex. 32:28; Acts 2:41). So, feed the flock with quality words of life.
1. Lord, quench my thirst with water from Your Own fountain.
2. Lord, help families to take the matter of family devotion seriously, so as to escape the dilutions outside there.
3. Father Lord, refresh Your ministers to be apt to teach heavenly, gospel messages that edify the Church and the nation.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Psalms 73 – 75; Revelation 20