After having encouraged the Church to stand strong in faith during difficult times, the Apostle Peter turns to Church leadersâ€”the shepherdsâ€”to describe three attitude principles of how they are to care for the flock. Like the Good Shepherd, Jesus, they are to serve willingly, enthusiastically, and selflessly. And what is the incentive to shepherd well? Anticipation of the Chief Shepherd's return . . . and the awaiting reward for leading the sheep safely to His feet.
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