(St. John 21:15 KJV) Jesus saith unto Simon Peter- Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him yea Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith feed my lambs.
This was the question Jesus asked Peter three times, and Peter gave the same response each time. You see the same way he denied Jesus three times (publicly); he also needed to confess his love for Jesus (publicly) three times as well. Furthermore, in order to prove to Jesus this wasn’t just lip service he was confessing to his Lord and savior, he had to show his love for the Lord by feeding his sheep. Thus, if he really loved God, he wouldn’t have a problem with teaching and preaching the truth of God’s word anywhere or anytime in front of anybody if called upon to do so by the Holy Spirit. And one of the questions we ought to be asking ourselves is: Do we, who claim to be Christians, really love God? And if so, is our love being exemplified through our witness, through our evangelism. Thus, are we closet Christians (those who come out on Wednesday night and Sunday Morning) or are we really prepared to be the everyday in every way Christian (those who prove their love to Jesus through evangelism or feeding his sheep). Those who love God are not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ; those who love God are not afraid to tell others about this awesome God we serve. Those who love God are not only interested in a private relationship with God, but are much more interested in public relationship as well. Child of God, everybody else is coming out of the closet, hence the believer needs to come on out and be heard as well. Thus, to love him is to share him with everyone around us. Therefore, if we love him then we need to feed his sheep.
God Bless You