Friday, January 22, 2010

Feeding the Sheep

I just read the following helpful post by the blog Grafted in at the branch who reported the following:

an encouraging word from D.J. Ward:"The best way to purify the church and keep it pure--is to get rid of all the goats! And the best way to run the goats out of the church--is to feed them 'sheep food'. God's sheep will grow in grace under the preaching of grace--but goats will go hungry because they choke on 'sheep food'. They will soon leave and go somewhere else. Preach sovereign grace!" Is this not what scripture teaches? Did the Lord Jesus not say, "Feed My sheep." John 21:17 Did the apostle Peter not commission church elders to, "Feed the flock of God entrusted to you." 1 Peter 5:2

I suppose the thing about goats is that they will eat rubbish, but when it comes to the things of God they will either be repulsed by the truth or convicted by the Holy Spirit and repent.

While speaking of sheep, the other thing they need as they grow is solid food. They only have milk while they are lambs. We don't need malnourished sheep and the way to nourish them is with the solid teaching and exposition of the Scriptures.

Helpful to ponder eh?

In Christ,


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