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Msg #2128 My Sheep Hear My Voice
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
Several truths resonate from Jesus being our shepherd; he said, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.... I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.... My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” (John10:11,14,27-28). Three Psalms capture our Lord's shepherding qualities. We know the 23 Psalm. It describes “that great shepherd of the sheep” (Heb13:20). Just before it, the 22nd Psalm, is “the good shepherd that giveth his life for the sheep” (John10). You cannot have the Great Shepherd until you know the Good Shepherd. The 22nd Psalm, written 1,000 years before Christ, describes his crucifixion, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? ...” It continues in verse 14 “ I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: … 16 the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.... 17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. 18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.”(Psalm22:1,14,16-18).
Then there is the Chief Shepherd that shall appear (1Pet5:4) captured in Psalm 24, “Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in” (vrs 7). There is an order in these Psalms, you cannot have the Shepherd of the 23rd Psalm until you have the crucified one of Psalm 22, and when you have the 23rd Psalm Shepherd, you are longing for the Chief Shepherd that shall return in the 24th Psalm. What an awesome book.
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