Sunday, November 24, 2013
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
The old Testament gives a wonderful picture of God as our shepherd. " Give ear, O shepherd of Israel. Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock."
Psalms 80: 1
A shepherd protects and feeds his sheep, and pursues them when they stray. At evening he brings then into the fold, secure against every enemy. Without the shepherd, the sheep would scatter and wounder into danger.
The New Testament tells of another shepherd---- The Lord Jesus Christ: " I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep." He guides and protects us and even gave His life so we will be safely in His fold forever.
John 10: 11.