Today’s Scripture and Thought
But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds. We all went astray like sheep; we all have turned to our own way; and the Lord has punished Him for the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:5-6 HCSB
Sheep are not very intelligent animals, nor can they see well. Out of all the animals in the Bible we humans are most compared to sheep. In the middle east during the night sheep are kept in a pen without a gate. It is the shepherd that is the gate and nothing can go in or out without passing by him. It is he who leads them out to pasture and brings them back and at the end of the day the Shepherd sleeps there in the opening. It is a full time job for 1. which the shepherd gives up the comforts of life. The sheep know the shepherd and only respond to the shepherds voice.
Jesus said; “I assure you: I am the door of the sheep. All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture. John 10:7-9
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and doesn’t own the sheep, leaves them and runs away when he sees a wolf coming. The wolf then snatches and scatters them. This happens because he is a hired man and doesn’t care about the sheep. ”I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me, as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down My life for the sheep. John 10:11-15
The Lord cares deeply for us and if one gets lost or leaves the flock He will do all He can to bring them back. Luke 15:1-7. Psalm 23 says He leads us by still waters and and into green pastures and even if we go through dark valleys, He is there to lead us and guide us.
I’d like you to do a study on the relationship the bible makes between us and sheep. He is the Good Shepherd who has lain down His life for us.
Today’s Worship Songs
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1. New Day – Ben Cantelon
2. Carry On – Kutless
3. These Things Take Time – Sanctus Real
4. My Lighthouse – Rend Collective
5. Jesus We Love You – Bethel
6. At the Cross (Love Ran Red) – Chris Tomlin
7. Forever – Melodie Malone & Passion
God bless and keep you – Gerry Desjardins
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