Jesus talks a lot bout being the shepherd and us being the sheep. He talks a lot how the sheep know Him and He knows them.
The sheep know the shepherd’s voice. And they follow it. No matter where it leads them.
Listen to what it says in John 10:25-27:
Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, but you do not believe because you are not part of my flock. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
The sheep follow the voice of the shepherd because the sheep know that the shepherd has their best interest in mind. The sheep know that the shepherd loves them, cares for them, and will protect them.
The sheep know that the shepherd will protect them.
So do we. We know that our Good Shepherd loves us. Cares for us. Will protect us. Has our best interests in heart.
So we know that we can follow the voice of the shepherd wherever it is that He leads us. And it will be ok.
But, here’s the thing. We’ve got to learn to listen. We’ve got to learn to listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd.
We’ve got to listen for His voice. In prayer. In study. In worship. In service.
The Good Shepherd will call us. He will love us. He will lead us.
We just have to make sure that we are listening.
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