Throughout the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is portrayed as a Shepherd who leads His people, provides for them, takes care of them and loves them.
“You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.” (Psalm 77:20)
David affirmed this when he declared: “The LORD (Yahweh) is my shepherd.” (Psalm 23:1)
My question: Do YOU know this Shepherd?
Let me introduce you to Him.
Jesus said: “I AM The Good Shepherd.” (John 10:11)
Who do you think He is claiming to be?
HE IS SAYING HE IS GOD!
The good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (John 10:11)
The good Shepherd knows His sheep and His sheep know Him. (John 10:14)
Does He know you? Do you know Him?
Muslims will quickly point out that Jesus came for the lost sheep of Israel. That is true.
That only strengthens the claim that Jesus is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, present in the flesh, in the world to call His people Israel back to Him.
However, that is only half the picture.
Jesus also said:
I have OTHER sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. (John 10:16)
Who are these OTHER sheep? It is the rest of the Gentile world. That includes you and I.
“My sheep hear my voice and they follow Me.” (John 10:27)
Do you hear His voice? Do you follow Him?
“I give them eternal life and they shall never perish.” (John10:28)
Do you have eternal life that Jesus gives?