So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders. Acts 20:28 (NLT)
Our purpose on earth is not just to look out for ourselves. The Bible reminds us to guard our heart because all that we do flows from it (Proverbs 4:23). But we are not just tasked with guarding ourselves. We need to guard God’s people also. We need to watch out for those around us. We were made to live in relationship with God and others. We need to be the leader to those in need.
God, thank you for reminding me to guard myself. Thank you for equipping me to lead others. Show me who I need to help guard today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.