I just saw a video of a coyote attacking a small dog. The predator appeared to be in the process of successfully taking away some family’s beloved pet. All of a sudden, a much larger dog came charging into the picture. This neighborhood hero and valiant protector of the weak drove away the coyote and saved the smaller dog from certain death.
The Bible says that church leaders are to act as protectors of the weak. They guard against spiritual predators who may try to harm the members of their congregation in any way. This calls for church leaders to always be on guard and to be ready to quickly spring into action to boldly defend the ones that God has called them to protect.
“Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.”—Acts 20:28.