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(photo ’08 Chris M., Holland)

A wise Teacher/Shepherd said “we are the sheep of His pasture.” “Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”Psalm 100:3

Passage John 10:14:
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—”

The question is “do you know your Shepherd? The Good Shepherd said, “I know My sheep and My Sheep know me and follow me!” Do you think this sheep would throw a ‘hissy fit’, if she didn’t get what she wanted and when she wanted it?

Are you a sheep, a goat or a wolf? Are you saying, I am a sheep! I know a wolf when I see one, dressed like a sheep or shepherd or not, I know a wolf! If so, why are you following them? Are you a really good sheep and say, Ba, Ba, Ba, I trust my shepherd. Why? Because a good shepherd gives His life for His sheep. But a hireling, not the shepherd, but a hired hand, (someone you chose to be in relationship with), sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees,; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. (family, friends, church) Yes, he scatters them. The hireling runs and leaves because he/she does not care about the sheep.” John 10:11-16

Why, did you throw the ‘hissy fit’ or follow the wolf or give your time, words, money, and heart to a wolf or goat? The Good Shepherd will take care of the goats and the wolves in His timing and His way. But, we need to stay as far out of the path of wolves and goats as possible. Why, Because the Good Shepherd, Jesus, is in control. We need to just follow Him. It is the Him that we follow?

Isaiah says, “The Lord’s hand is not to short, that it cannot save you, His ear is not so heavy that He can’t hear you, it’s your iniquities that have separated you from God.” Don’t be known as the ‘hissy fit’ wife, husband, child, but be known as a sheep, yes a sheep of His pasture.

Passage Isaiah 58:12:” Your people will rebuild the cities that were destroyed long ago. And you will build again on the old foundations. You will be called The One Who Repairs Broken Walls. You will be called The One Who Makes City Streets Like New Again.” Repent in Restoration and be a part of His sheepfold and stay clear of the dangers of those outside the sheep pen. We do this by following The Holy Spirit!