“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! Says the LORD. … In the prophets of Samaria I saw a disgusting thing: they prophesied by Baal and led my people astray. But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a more shocking thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from wickedness; all of them have become like Sodom to me, and its inhabitants like Gomorrah. Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets: I am going to make them eat wormwood, and give them poisoned water to drink; for from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has spread throughout the land.” Jeremiah 23:1, 13-15
Who do I follow? Where do I lead others? Those called by God to lead will lead others to God and into Godliness not into evil and ungodliness. Assess your journey, who do you follow? Where do you lead others? I ask the flocks I serve to follow me, only because I follow Jesus. I also ask them to follow me at a distance so they can question me when it appears I may have made a wrong turn. Oh that we all sheep and shepherd stay within the boundaries of God’s pasture!