BIBLE VERSE FOR SATURDAY
Friday, October 11, 2019
GOD THE SHEPHERD
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
One characteristic of sheep is their willingness to follow a leader. They are known for flocking behavior and their social tendencies; so when one sheep begins to move in a certain direction, the others usually will follow. Shepherds have recounted cases of sheep being killed because they followed a leading sheep over a cliff or into a ravine.
Sheep were common in the biblical culture, so they are mentioned often, but that isn't the only reason we red about sheep in the Bible. They serve to illustrate man's need of a shepherd to guide, guard, and protect them. One of the most poignant moments in Jesus' life came when "He saw the multitudes and He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd" (Matthew 9:36) The Jews' spiritual shepherds had abandoned them in the Old Testament (Ezekiel 34) and it broke Jesus; heart, God spoke through Ezekiel that He Himself would take on the responsibility of shepherding His people. And He did when Jesus came and said "I am the good shepherd."
Every human being needs the shepherding care of the Shepherd who is willing to give His life for His sheep.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so He will show out His ultimate Love, Compassion and Comfort in good times and in times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake you and will continue to walk with you, leading you down paths of righteousness until you come to be with Him in Heaven. God bless you. I am praying for you in Jesus's Most Precious name. Amen.
Thank you for your patience and prayers. I feel I have gotten well enough that I can come back with my blogs. Again, thank you for your prayers. Four our Canadian Friends, have a Blessed Thanksgiving on Monday. God bless everyone.