A Wonderful Word for Wednesday ~ The Hireling

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On Wednesdays, the My Faith and Fitness Blog will feature a passage of scripture and questions to encourage us to reflect on how we can each live a life that pleases God and allows us to fulfill the plans that God has prepared for us.

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. ~ John 10:11-13 (KJV)

In what ways can we be more vigilant in protecting the sheep in our congregations from the wolves that want to harm them?

How can we make sure that we are shepherds and not mere hirelings?

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