All throughout the Bible God reveals Himself as the Good Shepard. Good Shepard’s care about their sheep, and guides them to green pastures. He feeds them, protects them, and lays down His life for His sheep (John 10:11). It’s amazing to see the humor that God has. Sheep, are literally, the stupidest animals ever. They are dumb, completely dependent, constant wanders, stupid, desperate for protection and guidance, and always being preyed upon.
Like it or not, “All we, like sheep, have gone astray, we have turned-everyone-to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”- Isaiah 53:6. We have gone away, we are stupid, yes, even as sheep. But there is good news.
Jesus is the Good Shepard. He laid down His life for us on the cross. He bore all of our sin, and the Lord laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Just as Isaiah said. And three days later He resurrected from the dead, conquering sin, death, and the devil. He is very kind to stubborn sheep as us. All He wants is us. He wants to give us rest, but we are constantly unwilling to come unto Him, and finally have peace.
Please repent with me today:
Lord, thank You that You are the Good Shepard. Thank You for Your unfailing love that You even died for me. I receive Your rest, love, salvation, and i put my trust in You. Jesus, Save me. Thank You Lord. In Jesus’ Name. Amen