Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Good Church is Important - Song 1:6

" mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept." - Song 1:6b (KJV)
"Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon...?" Song 1:7a (KJV)
"If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents." - Song 1:8 (KJV)
Where do you go when you live in a hostile environment, you have personal failures, and you have lost your way? Where do you go when you want to know more about God but the Bible is a closed book, when you want to pray but you don't know how, when you come to the end of your rope and there's no knot there.

That's the question this woman asks, "Tell me", she says to her love, "Where do you (God) feed and make your flocks rest at noon (when it is the hottest)?

His answer - " the footsteps of the flock..." That would be God's people, His flock, a good, loving, bible believing church - there are those, still. "The Shepherds" would be godly pastors who really care about their people - there are those, too. Find a little church with a pastor who's ambition is to know his people and not make a name for himself, then hang around. Let them show you, at least initially, how following Jesus is done.

Sure there are hypocrites in the Church, but attend anyway, there's is always room for one more.


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