Read: John 10:11-16
Study: Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd” to a culture where the Pharisees and aristocrats often saw
shepherds as “uneducated, unsophisticated and unclean” (The Journey: A Season of Reflections). Yet God honored shepherds at Jesus’ birth and Jesus undoubtedly grew up hearing the story. King David himself was a shepherd. And God spoke through prophets who compared God’s tender care for his people to a shepherd. Being a shepherd was hard in part because sheep are literally incapable of finding food, shelter or safety without the shepherd. Following the good shepherd means being one of his “sheep.” Can
you accept your need for the good shepherd to guide your
Prayer: I ask that you humble me today, Oh God. I seek to follow you and rely solely on your good guidance.