The last few years, I’ve been very thrilled with studying the life of the shepherd. Personally, in our Revival Time broadcast, verse 8, “and there were, in the same country, shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.” You know, these shepherds, they live for the sheep. They’re in a field at night.
I just went on a camp out with the men and boys of the church. I slept inside my car. It was too small for me, so my feet were hitting the back window and my head had to go between the two seats. It was kind of interesting. I’m not much of a camper. I’m more of a nice hotel.
But they’re abiding in the field. Why? They want to keep watch over the flock, and they want to do it by night. It’s not like, “hey, at 5 o’clock, I’m done with my job.” It was around the clock, protecting them through the night hour.
Who are you supposed to protect? The help for today, well, the help is care for somebody today. Yes, rescue the perishing, the unsafe, care for the dying, but what about caring for your mate? Be very gracious to your mate today, very kind, very kind to your children. Don’t raise your voice. Speak kindly. Have time for everybody. Smile at everyone on the journey of life.
Have a great day as we care for others on the pathway of life. God bless you.
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Pastor Trieber has served as the pastor of the North Valley Baptist Church since March of 1976. He is also the President of Golden State Baptist College.