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Who is God – Day 15

1 Peter 5:4

When the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.

The Thought

God as Shepherd is a regular theme running throughout the Bible. Many people who have never attended a church service have heard or sung some rendering of Psalm 23. It begins The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. A very confident statement from the shepherd boy who became king.

Matthew 9:36 tells us that Jesus saw the crowds and He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

What would Jesus say today about some of the crowds at sports events, or night clubs, those begging on street corners or in line for food hand-outs?

These people too are like those in His day. They are looking for guidance, needing to be loved, and searching for a genuine honest caring leader who is worth following. All of us are looking for the same thing/person. Some find Him, but sadly many don’t!

In the disciple Peter’s first letter he describes Jesus as the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls (1 Peter 2:25).

The last mention of Jesus as a shepherd tells us that The lamb at the centre of the throne will be their shepherd. He will lead them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes (Revelation 7:17). Nobody else in history can be described as both shepherd and sheep, but Jesus. He gave Himself as the lamb to be slaughtered for each one of us.


Thank Jesus for what He did for you and for the whole world. Pray for your neighbours, family and friends to understand more of that truth today.

Read one of the chapters mentioned above. Be encouraged by all that Jesus did, and continues to do for you.

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