“Tell me, O you whom my soul loves,
Where do you pasture your flock,
Where do you make it lie down at noon?
For why should I be like one who veils herself
Beside the flocks of your companions?”
“If you yourself do not know,
Most beautiful among women,
Go forth in the footsteps of the flock
And pasture your young goats
By the shepherds’ tents.”
— Song of Songs 1:7-8
Those who begin to follow the Lord should personally pursue the growth of life on one hand, and they should know the footsteps of the flock on the other.
The footsteps of the flock grant us confidence that our labor is of the Lord. The Lord did not call us to follow Him on our own. The Lord will not ask us to leave the rich supply in the church. Even when we have some young “goats” to take care of, we need to pasture them by the shepherds’ tents.
Adapted from The Journey of Life, page 147.
Tomorrow: “A Gentle Adjustment”