Every day we must recognize who is our good shepherd, because that good shepherd is the one who takes care of us, without a doubt He keeps us from evil, gives us light in the midst of darkness, frees us from the clutches of the enemy and does not leave us to fall into a hole, because He opens our eyes.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
This biblical verse gives us to understand that God is always around us, to give us strength, to defend ourselves, to sustain us, and even when we are naked He covers us with His wings.
The psalmist David always had an encouraging word about his situation, in truth this was a huge faith that this man had, he never doubted that God was going to his aid.
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Here we see the statement Jesus makes, telling us that He takes care of all His sheep. He helps us to move forward so that we do not get out of the way that leads us to salvation, because without Him we are nothing.
In truth there is no doubt that He gives His life for His sheep, because that is how happened, He gave His life for us on the cross of Calvary, was mistreated, humiliated, beaten greatly so that through Him we can obtain salvation of our souls.
But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
He alone is the one who takes care of His sheep, before the Lord departed from the earth to His throne, He said “I will not leave you alone, but I will leave with you the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, who will be with you at all times”. This is our good shepherd who, even going away, did not leave us alone, because if He had left us alone, the wolves would come and scatter the sheep. But because He is our good shepherd, He left a wonderful being to help us all the time.
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
This is very true indeed, the salaried shepherd can not surrender to save the life of the sheep, better he escapes for his life, but our beloved and Almighty Lord is our good shepherd, He does not run away to leave us alone, but does as He says the second part of John 10:11 “the good shepherd gives His life for the sheep”.
Let’s not forget that the Good Shepherd will always be in front of our paths, He is God, we believe in Him, because if He gave His life for us, He will also be able to take care of us.
The Good Shepherd
In the mountains of several countries in the world there are still shepherds who look after flocks of sheep or goats: men that sometimes have dedicated all their lives to working among animals. They pasture them, lead them to good grass to eat, so that they can give good milk also. These shepherds on occasions have to defend sheep or goats from wild animals.
These kinds of people are good workers, but rarely do they lose their lives fighting against some bear or wolf: because they flee from them when their animals are attacked by, for example, a pack of wolves. In those cases, sheep are destroyed or scattered.
By contrast, the Lord Jesus Christ said:
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” John 10:11
Jesus lovingly pastures his flock because he loves sheep. In the Bible people whk follow Jesus are considered sheep by the Lord.
Jesus, as a good shepherd, takes care of us, his sheep, and he has
given his life for us, struggling against the wolf of our lives, the Devil—who wants to devour us, to catch our souls and cast them in
hell, as he shall be cast for his rebellion against the mighty God, Lord of heaven and earth.
The children of God are blessed people, chosen by God for eternal life. But if you are a child of God, that is for Jesus’ grace and for his merits—and he earned those blessings on our behalf, to the end that you and me could be accepted in the presence of the just and pure God.
To the beloved Son of God, all that came at a high cost: he was abused, humiliated and despised like a criminal. But the truth is he was a just and truly good man, who came to this world to do good to men and women. And yet instead of a prize for his good works, he received a cruel payment. He was crucified on a Roman cross, as announced by prophets many years before.
He was the good shepherd who gave his life for his sheep.
The people of God, who have been blessed by the death of Jesus, are justified by his resurrection. And now he sits at the right hand of the Father in Heaven.
It is from there that we hope He will come back again, to judge all kinds of people, of all ages, who have lived in this World.