For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand.
It is a good thing to be a sheep! Let me explain. This world will say that if you are a sheep, then you are a mindless follower of the system. But this is the evil one taking what is good and turning a good thing into a bad thing.
Jesus taught us that he is the good shepherd. His followers are his sheep. His followers are not mindless but are God minded. His followers strive to do what is righteous (what is good in the sight of the Lord) contrary to those who mindlessly follow the world and its sinful nature.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. John 10:11
Jesus gave his life on the cross for his followers to have eternal salvation through his shed blood. When a person makes the decision to follow Jesus, they are a new creation in Christ. All old things are passed away and there is a new beginning for them. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Right now, in this mixed-up world people are searching for hope, for peace, for safety and security. Maybe you are searching? All of these can be found in Jesus our Good Shepherd. If you are looking for guidance, Jesus can give you this when no other can. See our blog, Find Peace.
I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. John 10:14
Jesus knows the voice of his sheep. As his followers, he hears our prayers and our cries.
Also, we know his voice. We listen, we study the Word of God (Bible), we pray and fast, and are comforted by him.
Jesus said the following to the Jews when they asked if he was the Christ:
“I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.” John 10:25-30
No one can snatch a follower of Jesus Christ out of his hand! Jesus said it himself. When a person is saved and follows him, He gives them eternal life. No one can take this away, not the evil one, not the government, not a disease, not anything. Jesus is our hope. Jesus is our salvation.
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats, And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” Matthew 25:31-34
There are two groups. Which group are you in? Be a Sheep! See our blog You are not Alone .
Everyone will choose who they will follow. Who will you choose? Choose Jesus!
For believers, Jesus is our good shepherd. We follow him. We are his sheep. He leads us. We should not fear because he comforts us. He has gone to prepare a place for us, and he will return to receive us to himself.
Let’s pray this Psalm now.
A Psalm of David
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord