Posted by: biblestudyseattle | December 20, 2015

The Shepherd & The Sheep

Shepherds in Jesus’ day had to be on guard for wolves and lions.  They had to lead sheep by gently calling them.  It is possible that Jesus tended sheep.  We have no way of knowing, but he used shepherding metaphors a lot.  He also used masonry metaphors.

“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.  All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.”  Matthew 25:31-33

“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.”  John 10:11

The good shepherd would give his life defending the sheep.

” Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”  1 Peter 5:8

Here, Satan is pictured as a lion, sneaking in to devour the sheep.  But Jesus will give his very life to defend his sheep.


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