and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.
I Peter 5:4
Christ is the ultimate Shepherd, overseeing His flock. We are given the task to lead others in the same way that Christ would lead. God gives us the opportunity to show godly leadership that glorifies Him.
As we fulfill our roles as shepherds – whether in leadership, guidance, or care for others – the promise is a crown of glory that transcends earthly rewards. Let our actions be motivated by the eternal perspective, knowing that our service is seen and honored by the Chief Shepherd.
Lord, as I take on the responsibilities You’ve entrusted to me, help me to lead with humility and love. May my efforts be in alignment with Your will, knowing that the crown of glory is a reward from the Chief Shepherd. Guide me in shepherding others with the same compassion and wisdom You exemplify. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.