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    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Saturday, June 22

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    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Shepherd the flock of God in[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] your care.—1 Pet. 5:2.[/FONT]
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    Sometime before Nero launched
    [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] his persecution against Christians[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] in Rome, the apostle Peter[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]wrote his first letter. He wanted[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] to strengthen his fellow believers.[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]

    The Devil was ‘walking
    [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] about,’ seeking to devour Christians.[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] To stand firm against him,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]they needed to ‘keep their senses’[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] and to ‘humble themselves[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] under the mighty hand of God.’[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif](1 Pet. 5:6, 8)[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] They also needed to[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] stay united. They could not afford[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] to be [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]“biting and devouring one[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]another,â€[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] for that could result in[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] their being[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] “annihilated by one another.†(Gal. 5:15)[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] Today, we[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]face a similar situation.

    The Devil
    [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] is looking for opportunities to[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] devour us.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] (Rev. 12:12)[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] And ahead[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] of us looms a [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] “great tribulation[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning.†(Matt. 24:21)[/FONT] [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] Just as first-century Christians[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]had to guard against squabbling[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] among themselves, so must we.To[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] accomplish this, at times we need[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]help from qualified older men.[/FONT]
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    Seems to me as if the comments for this text went off on a tangent. The comments seem to be focused on the members of the congregation keeping peace and not quarreling.

    But the actual verse is about "shepherding the flock of God" - I thought the comments would focus on how the shepherds could fulfill that assignment and look after the flock that has been entrusted to them.

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