The True Shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. Ps.23

“I will care for My sheep”…Ez.34:12

“I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep”..Ez.34:15 esv

For thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. “As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day. “I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and bring them to their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the streams, and in all the inhabited places of the land. “I will feed them in a good pasture, and their grazing ground will be on the mountain heights of Israel. There they will lie down on good grazing ground and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. “I will feed My flock and I will lead them to rest,” declares the Lord GOD. “I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick; but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with judgment.” Ezekiel 34:11-16

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me”.. John 10:27

“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.” John 10:11

Jesus Christ our True and Faithful Shepherd searches for us and cares for us! He delivers us from the places where we were driven out. He brings us out from the peoples and gathers us into our own land, with Him. He feeds us Himself on the mountains of Israel, that spiritual place where He is, where we dwell with Him. He gathers us to Himself. He cares for us and binds up our brokenness. He strengthens us. He gives us rest. He speaks to us! He knows us! We know Him. We follow Him. He lays down His life for us. He sacrifices Himself for us.

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3 thoughts on “The True Shepherd

  1. Beautiful Loretta, your comment brings to mind one of my favorite verses Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment until the indignation be over-past. Your post is crucial for the remnant and that believers have a clear understanding of the identity of who the remnant are. The remnant of spiritual Israel. I pray for eyes to be opened.
    Linda Ryan

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