THEME: The Sheep Of The Good Shepherd
PASSAGE: John 10:22-29
HYMN: MHB 751 SEE Israel’s gentle Shepherd stand
VERSES: John 10:27-28 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of My hand.”
There was a story about a man who saw a big lake, where many animals stopped to drink water. A shepherd arrived with about 200 sheep and they began to drink. Some minutes later another shepherd came with a larger number of sheep. Then one more shepherd arrived with more sheep. He noticed that the shepherds were talking to each other while the sheep drank. A little while later, each shepherd left, and the sheep followed when their shepherd called them! Each flock followed their shepherd, without getting mixed up.
Jesus said: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” This is the most important characteristic of a sheep: Listening to the Voice of its owner the Lord.
often hear God’s voice, but we do not follow Him. Many people say they are waiting for God to speak to them, but God is already speaking. He is using the Pastor of the Church; He is using a brother in the faith, but he does not take action because he is waiting for the voice of God, which he does not understand, so he does not follow Him.
The fact is that we need to be known by Him and to be a part of His flock. He knows us, and all our characteristics, and it is often necessary to take certain actions for our own good.
We must follow, not only listen but know and follow. A child of God is not confused; he knows and discerns the voice of the Lord. The word says that those who are spiritual, discern everything well and are not fooled by anyone.
PRAYER: Deposit in me, Lord, all it takes to hear Your voice and follow undoubtedly in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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