Category Archives: Shepherd

His Sheep?

Prov.8:18 (VOICE) “Riches and honor are the benefit of following me; so are lasting wealth and justice. 19 My reward is better than gold, even the purest gold; and my profit is greater than the highest quality silver.”

 

Today, we continue with the concluding thought from yesterday’s devotional, which is, there are only three times that God does not supply. The first is when it is time to go home. Read the rest of this entry

Color Catcher

Matt.11:28 “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

Shepherds are to sheep what the goatherd is to goats. Have you ever seen a goatherd? I saw one once when I was serving in Northern Nigeria. That day, we were evangelizing from village to village, Read the rest of this entry

The Rod & The Staff

Ps.23:4 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” [NKJV, with emphasis].

Today, we return to our study in Psalm 23. What made David so strong? We started to answer this question a few days ago; the first thing we pointed out was God’s presence. The presence of God is key to security. Read the rest of this entry

Stop Running!

Eze.34:2 “…Shouldn’t shepherds feed their sheep4 You have not taken care of the weak. You have not tended the sick or bound up the injured. You have not gone looking for those who have wandered away and are lost…” [with emphasis].

If God is your shepherd, you cannot be stranded. Will you have tough times, times where you need to dig in and dig deep? Of cause. But you will never be stranded. Read the rest of this entry

The Path

Job 28:7 “There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture’s eye hath not seen” (KJV).

There is a right path for your life and only the Good Shepherd knows that path. Which is why He takes us through the process of making and leading and then leading aright. Read the rest of this entry

Soul Refresh

Ps.23:1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 3 he restores my soul… (NRSV, with emphasis)

If the Lord is your shepherd and if you will be His sheep, He will take care of everything; your spiritual needs, your directional needs, your emotional needs, your physical needs and your eternal needs. Ps.23:3 “he restores my soul(NRSV, with emphasis). Read the rest of this entry

Lacking Nothing

Ps.23:1 (NKJV) “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 5You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over” [with emphasis]

When the Lord is your shepherd, He will not only meet all your needs, you will discover you have no want. The second reason you will have no want is because God actually gives us more than enough. Read the rest of this entry

God Tends

Eze.34:2 “…Shouldn’t shepherds feed their sheep4 You have not taken care of the weak. You have not tended the sick or bound up the injured. You have not gone looking for those who have wandered away and are lost…” [with emphasis].

If anyone understood how vulnerable and defenseless sheep are, it was David. When a lion came against his sheep, he rose against the lion and killed it. Read the rest of this entry

Sheep 101

Jn.10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.” [with emphasis]

The presence of the shepherd brings real freedom to the sheep. However, in order for Jesus to be your shepherd and for you to experience real freedom, you must first be a sheep. Read the rest of this entry