Tag: sheep not of this pen
Scripture reading for November 6th: John 8-12
Key Scriptures: John 10:14-16 “I am the Good Shepherd; I know My sheep and My sheep know Me–just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father–and I lay down My life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to My voice, and there shall be one flock and one Shepherd.”
Jesus took the Book of Ezekiel and used an analogy there applying it to Himself. He told the people that He was the good Shepherd who would lay His life down for them, the sheep. He was talking to the Jews but also told them of other ‘sheep’, not of the Jewish fold who also belonged to Him as the good Shepherd. Gentiles would also be included in the Good Shepherd’s flock! In the end there would be one flock and one Shepherd! Praise our Lord one and all!
Thankful for Jesus our Shepherd: “Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says to them: See, I Myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. Because you shove with flank and shoulder, butting all the weak sheep with your horns until you have driven them away, I will save My flock and they will no longer be plundered. I will judge between one sheep and another. I will place over them One Shepherd, My servant David, and He will tend them; He will tend them and be their Shepherd.”” (Ezekiel 34:20-23)