J N Darby – May I be a Shepherd

One thing I would pray for, because I love the Lord’s sheep, is that there might be shepherds. 

One thing I would pray for, because I love the Lord’s sheep, is that there might be shepherds.  I know nothing, next to personal communion with the Lord, so blessed as the shepherds feeding the Lord’s sheep, the Lord’s flock; but it is the Lord’s flock…that changes the whole aspect of things.  When it is felt to be the Lord’s flock a man has to look over, what thoughts of responsibility, what care, what zeal, what watchfulness!  I do not see anything so lovely.  “Lovest thou me?  Feed my sheep—feed my lambs.”  I know nothing like it upon earth—the care of a true-hearted shepherd, one who can bear the whole burden of grief and care of any soul and deal with God about it.  I believe it is the happiest, most blessed relationship that can subsist in this world.


(J N Darby)

 Golden Nugget Number 254





The rationale for this collection stems from the volume of second-hand ministry that has passed through the Editor’s hands over the years.  Often, previous owners have highlighted sections they had particularly enjoyed.  Add to this the need at times in these busy days to have the means to snatch some ray of Christ, His glory and the world that He fills, to sustain the soul during periods when more prolonged reading may be impossible .The Editor readily agrees that taking ministry out of its context can be dangerous.  The selection has therefore been made to try and avoid this pitfall.  The extracts selected are hopefully nuggets of gold that have an instant resonance in the affections of those who “love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption” Eph 6:24




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Author: Sosthenes

Once the ruler of the synagogue at Corinth Then a co-writer of a letter by Paul - just a brother - no longer an official Now a blogger seeking to serve the Lord by posting some words that the Lord has given His Church.

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