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6 Things You Should Know About the Shepherd and the Sheep

It’s important to understand the relationship between the shepherd and his sheep in order to understand your relationship with God.

Three of the greatest men of God in the Bible, Abraham, Moses, and David, were shepherds. There must have been something important that God wanted these men to learn from their role as a shepherd before He used them for a great purpose.

How would being a shepherd teach them about their relationship with God? What kinds of things would a shepherd learn?

  1. First of all, he would learn that sheep don’t make good decisions on their own. He would see how important it was for the sheep to follow the shepherd.

2. He would learn that it was important to look out for each individual sheep as well as looking out for the whole flock.

3. Whenever there was danger, he would have to take action. Therefore he would learn to be fearless and brave. David killed the lion and the bear in defense of his sheep before he slayed the giant.

“Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear;” 1 Samuel 17:36

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; ” Isaiah 41:10 NIV

4. He would have to learn patience. Sheep are not very smart.

5. He would see, first hand, how vitally important it is for sheep to follow the shepherd. He would witness the dangers sheep would get into without the care of the shepherd. Without a shepherd, the sheep blindly follow other sheep. When one walks over a cliff, the others follow right behind him!

6. But most importantly, He would have ample time to spend with God, to pray, and seek God’s help. He would learn to walk with God.

The shepherd provides food and clean water daily, rest, protection from the enemy, and guidance. Without the shepherd’s care the sheep would go astray. It’s no accident that God says He is the Good Shepherd and we are like sheep.

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 NIV

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” John 10:27-28 NIV

This is what King David learned about God through his time as a shepherd. May we learn this as well.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23

We don’t have to be a shepherd to learn these important truths. We have the Word of God.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV

With Love, Cindy

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Monday’s Verse, 2/8/21

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 NIV

With Love, Cindy

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Sunday’s Memory Verse, 1/31/21

“Since ancient times no one has heard,
    no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides you,
    who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.” Isaiah 64:4 NIV

With Love, Cindy

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Certain Women

From the beginning of time, women have played a critical role in God’s plan, many times unaware of their significance. It is not the smartest, the prettiest, or the most talented. It is the one whose heart is surrendered to God that He will use.

“Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him,  and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons,  and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance.” Luke 8:1-3 NKJV

This wonderful song is dedicated to all the women serving Jesus today. Many thanks to FairFarmHand79!

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With Love, Cindy

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Friday’s Verse, 1/29/21

“I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
    he heard my cry for mercy.
 Because he turned his ear to me,
    I will call on him as long as I live.” Psalm 116:1-2 NIV

With Love, Cindy

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