The Good Shepherd
John 10:9. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out and find pasture.
11. I am the Good Shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
14. I am the Good Shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
Ps. 23:1. The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want.
2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.
The Lord tells us that He is our shepherd. What a comforting thought to have of Christ as our shepherd and overseer. The illustration of sheep and the shepherd is very accurate to our walk in this life and how He cares for us. David's words of this 23 Psalm tell us the bountiful blessing of Christ as our Good Shepherd. Sheep are frail animals and are stubborn at the same time. They will not drink from fast flowing water and have difficulty finding green grass because their eyes are poor. They need the good shepherd. And we need Him as well. The “shalls” He promises are sure and steadfast. He is that door to life more abundant. A spiritual pasture of rich blessings. In His care and guidance there is life and light in abundance. May we seek to always enter His sheepfold and rejoice in the blessings of grace and mercies.
God Bless you this day in His word, truth, and grace. In Christ's love. Brother Mike