Jesus is the good shepherd because he protects the lives and welfare of the sheep. As proof of this, he gave his life to save us. A good shepherd behaves in this manner.
Created: Monday, December 26, 2022
Jesus Is The Good Shepherd And The Ultimate Provider
STM Bible Snack
I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. 14 I am the Good Shepherd, and I know those that are Mine, and I am known by those who are Mine. 15 Even as the Father knows Me, I also know the Father. And I lay down My life for the sheep. John 10:11, 14-15 (MKJV)
- Not only is Jesus the good shepherd but he is also called the “chief shepherd” (1 Peter 5:4).
- He’s “that great shepherd” (Hebrews 13:20).
- And he is “the Shepherd and Bishop [Guardian] of your souls” (1 Peter 2:25).
Jesus is the ultimate provider
You may have heard that David served as a young shepherd caring for his father’s sheep (see 1 Samuel 16:19, 17:15 and 34; 1 Chronicles 17:7). So it is possible that many of David’s songs and poems (in Psalms) are based on that experience. He speaks of the manner in which the Lord protects and provides.
The Lord takes care of me, like a shepherd with his sheep. I have everything that I need. 2 He takes me to green fields where I can rest. He leads me to streams of water where I can drink. 3 He gives me new strength in my life. He is my guide to the right paths. He does this to give honour to his name. 4 I may walk through a valley that is as dark as death. But I will not be afraid of any danger. This is because you are with me, Lord.
Your stick and your shepherd’s pole protect me from danger. 5 You prepare a big meal for me while my enemies watch. You put olive oil on my head. You bless me so much that my cup is completely full. 6 I am sure that you will always be good to me. You will love me all the days of my life. That will never change. I will live in the Lord’s house for as long as I live. Psalms 23:1-6 (EASY)
The Good Shepherd
Our Lord Jesus takes care of us and provides all that we need. In fact, He is the best or the ultimate provider and leads/guides us (when we allow Him to). It is the Lord, who feeds us. He is responsible for our well-being. The Lord is the one who keeps and guards us.
As a result of His care, we have all we need. So we can say, “I shall not want” or “I am not in need of anything.”
Our Lord Jesus is the great Shepherd of the sheep. The God who gives peace brought him back from the dead. He did it because of the blood of the eternal covenant. Now may God 21 supply you with everything good. Then you can do what he wants. May he do in us what is pleasing to him. We can do it only with the help of Jesus Christ. Give him glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIRV)
Know that the Lord is the good Shepherd and ultimate provider, you will not be in need of any good thing. I pray that you have enjoyed and will make the most of this Bible snack. Blessings to you and your loved ones—♥ Tim. ☺
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