Bible Passage:1 Peter 2:25
For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
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This text is a passage drawn from the prophet Isaiah, who speaks in this manner: "We, like sheep, have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way." But now have we obtained a Shepherd, says St. Peter. The Son of God has come for our sake, that He might be our Shepherd and Bishop. He gives us His Spirit, feeds us, and leads us by His Word, so that we now know how we are helped. Therefore, when you confess that through Him your sins have been taken away, then you become His sheep, and He becomes your herdsman. Just as He is Thy Bishop, so art Thou His soul. This is, then, the comfort which all Christians have. Thus we have two chapters in this epistle, in which St. Peter has in the first place taught the true faith, then the true works of love, and has spoken of two kinds of work. First, that which we all should practice toward civil government, then how domestics should conduct themselves toward their masters. And what St. Peter here says of servants, extends, also, to all other persons, namely artisans, day-laborers, and all kinds of hired employees.
My God and Shield, now let Thy power
Be unto me a mighty tower,
Whence bravely I defend me
Against the foes that round me close;
O Lord, assistance lend me!
aka Pastor Robin Fish
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