The Word One to One Book 6
May 10-16, 2020
Jesus gives us the beautiful illustration of the Good Shepherd. This amazing passage reminds me of how personal and accessible the Lord is!
The Word One to One opens with the reference to Ezekiel 34 containing a rebuke of leaders who rule harshly and brutally. And then contrasts with the Lord availing Himself. His shepherding comes with rest, protection, healing, strength, perfect justice, and individual attention.
In John 10, He makes a clear statement of the One Way, the Gate that leads to salvation.
I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. (John 10:9)
Once we enter the Gate, He continues to lead us down the path and calls us to follow offering security, life to the full, peace and salvation from sin’s destruction!
He reaffirms His ownership of the salvation blueprint when He says:
I have other sheep…I must bring them also….They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. (John 10:16)
I think of the many people I know who do not know the Shepherd, and that part of my privileged fellowship with Him is introducing others to Him.
How do you hear the Shepherd’s voice in these passages?