“Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. (John 10:1)

Don’t take shortcuts.

Don’t think it doesn’t matter.

His church matters.

His sheep matter.

Their welfare is paramount.

That they know the true Shepherd.

You cannot get to be an under-shepherd by any others means.

You either are under His discipleship or you are not.

Do not usurp His sheep from under Him.

His sheep need to hear His voice.

They need to hear Him.

They need to know Him.

Coercing is not His way.

Controlling is not His way.

Manipulating is not His way.

Trust is the only way.

It is His way and that is the only way.

The end does not justify the means.

For the end of all things is Him.