top of page
  • Writer's pictureBeverly Nickles

Jesus said, I am the Good Shepherd

Jesus declares that He is the “good shepherd” and gives two reasons why that’s true. First, his willingness to sacrifice His own life for the sheep’s sake. Second, the mutual assurance between Him and His sheep that they belong to each other.

Jesus willingly gave up his own life to save His sheep from destruction. He laid down his life at the command of His Loving Father, so that He could take it up again. On the cross, he died to pay for our sins that separate us from God the Father. Then He rose again overcoming death, and by that same resurrection power offers to us eternal life that beings the moment we receive it.

By contrast, a hired shepherd works for his own sake to receive pay. Since the sheep don’t belong to him, he lacks the instinct to protect them. When danger appears, he abandons the sheep and runs, leaving them defenseless under attack.

And a good shepherd knows which among all sheep belong to Him. And the timid lambs know the One who truly shepherds them and allow him to come near. They trust Him to lovingly protect them from destruction; and to provide all they need by His gentle hand.

---Beverly Nickles

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Jesus offers eternal salvation

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the wor

Jesus Warned about Hell

Hell is a major theme of Jesus preaching. He proclaimed fearful warnings of the separation to come. That at the end would come an eternal separation of the damned from the redeemed. Jesus was a “hell-

In the Lord’s presence, Isaiah changed forever

This was the moment that dramatically transformed Isaiah’s life. The prophet walked into the temple, as on any other day, with no indication of the life-changing experience that awaited him. There he


bottom of page