Ezekiel 34:1-6, 12 Matthew 26:31
The shepherd gathers the sheep and protects them. Lack of a shepherd => Scattering of the sheep, therefore making them prey.
Exodus 5:1-9 The devil has nothing else to do than to look how to hinder the work of God.
1. The devil does not want you to go at all. v1-9
2. The devil attempts to keep you from going too far. Exodus 8:25-28
3. Even if you are going deep and far, he wants you to go alone. Exodus 10:8-11
4. If he can't keep you from going with everyone, he tries to retain your flocks (your money) Exodus 10:24-26