Bible Reading: John 10.11, 14
I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. John 10.11
I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, John 10:14
Today we see Jesus referring to Himself as “the good shepherd” and those who believe as “sheep.” How many of us city folk have ever seen a flock of sheep grazing in a field? Well maybe you have seen a photo or a video of a shepherd leading his flock of sheep. Did the sheep seem very happy? If someone were to call you a sheep, would you be upset or would you care less? I wonder if being compared to a sheep bothers very many folks, why would Jesus call us sheep if He knew we’d be embarrassed to think of ourselves as sheep? Being a sheep for Jesus means that you are from His flock and that He is your shepherd. Jesus calls us sheep because we need to follow a shepherd, otherwise we would end up following each other and get lost, (Luke 15:4-6).
Also, the devil is seeking to devour us like a wolf seeks to devour the sheep, this is what we read about in 1 Peter 5:8, and like sheep, sometimes we don’t know where the dangers lie and we need our shepherd to guide us. Don’t worry too much about being called a sheep, you have Jesus, the best Shepherd, looking after you. He loves you so much that He gave His life to save you. Besides, those who are not part of His flock are called goats, read about it in Matthew 25:32. Jesus says, “my sheep listen to my voice, I know them and they follow me” John 10:27.
Memory Verse: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.” John 11:25