So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me more than these? He saith unto Him, Yea, Lord; Thou knowest that I love Thee. He saith unto him, Feed My lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; Thou knowest that I love Thee. He saith unto him, Feed My sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me? Peter was grieved because He said unto him the third time, Lovest thou Me? And he said unto Him, Lord, Thou knowest all things; Thou knowest that I love Thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed My sheep. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. This spake He, signifying by what death he should glorify GOD. And when He had spoken this, He saith unto him, Follow Me. (Joh 21:15-19)
The pastors and teachers who are called to teach, and sent to the people of GOD are to minister from the Word, giving the sense, and causing all to understand the reading. They are called to teach statutes and judgments, and to observe to do all the Word they search diligently to give to the people whom GOD has sent them to feed. We are all called to grow in His Word and to give those that teach us double honour for the calling of GOD upon them and take that which we have learned to those without that we may be able to answer every man that asketh us a reason of the hope that is in us, with meekness and fear, that they might receive His great Salvation and be born again.
The followers of GOD are called to give of themselves in His service, and may even sacrifice their lives in testimony of our Lord. We are all, as ambassadors of the Kingdom of GOD, to keep ourselves unspotted from this world, to not be a friend of this worlds ways and systems, but a friend of GOD, and to love Him, in surrender to His ways and His thoughts, which are above ours, that all may see Jesus in us, the hope of Glory. We are called to be His hands and feet in this lost and dying world to meet the needs of those who are hurting in love and mercy as GOD provides. We are commanded to love one another, as He loved us, and to feed the flock of GOD, as we all grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We are commissioned to take the milk, bread, meat, and honey of GOD's Word to those who are not of His Kingdom that they may hear the Gospel, believing in repentance and faith in the Good News of Jesus Christ, and have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD with forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.