Ezekiel 34:15 – I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God.
What the shepherd does with the flock, our Shepherd will do with us. He will lead us to the high country. When the pasture is bare down here, God will lead us up there. He will guide us through the gate, out of the flatlands, and up the path of the mountain.
Christ revealed Himself as a Shepherd to all who trust in Him.
John 10:11: “I am the good shepherd. . . . The good shepherd giveth His life for the sheep”
John 10:14: “and know my sheep, and am known of mine.”
We can have an intimate relationship with our shepherd. (10:14)It is our shepherd who makes life abundant (10:10)The shepherd gave his life for us (15, 17-18)
Hebrews 13:20: “Jesus, the GREAT shepherd of the sheep”
Our shepherd rose from the dead,demonstrating to us that there is a resurrection from the dead,life after death.
1 Peter 5:4: “And when the CHIEF shepherd shall appear.”
The shepherd is going to reappear, and we will stand accountable to Him.
1. This gives purpose to life.
2. This gives a standard to life.