My Sheep Hear My Voice
Do you want to be a sheep or a goat?
From what I understand, they both smell pretty baaadddd… very funny, right! Well, Jesus made an apparent distinction between sheep and goats. Being the Good Shepherd, Jesus had a great love for sheep. He knew they were defenseless, helpless, and vulnerable to attack and easy to be led astray.
In the Bible, sheep represent human beings, and the shepherd represents God, who loves them.
The most significant point to about the sheep and their shepherd is the relationship. What many people are searching for today is a relationship, and they find themselves looking for a wholesome relationship in all the wrong places and all the wrong faces.
Good relationships are hard to come by.
Have you had a difficult time establishing a genuine relationship with others? Have you often wondered, is it me, or is it them. It’s good to do some introspective soul searching. We are just like sheep and goats. Sheep are innocent and have to tell when to eat, where to go, and what to do all day long. So, knowing that, now you have decided you don’t want to be a sheep. Well, let me tell you, goats are not much better! Goats overgraze and cause damage to crops and land, making land a wilderness. They lack self-control, and they are considered wild, which leads to altogether other problems.
So which is better, to be naïve or to be reckless? Whichever one fits your personality, both need the Good Shepherd to keep them in line and away from harm. That’s a good illustration of our personality, but Jesus takes all this to a higher level. He likens sheep and goats to the kingdom of God. It is all about our relationship to Him, the Good Shepherd.
Jesus said He would set the sheep on the right hand, but the goats would go on the left.
Jesus knew the time would draw near His return to the earth. When that time occurred, He would gather all nations and separate them one from another, just like a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats, Jesus too would quickly identify and separate those that have a relationship with Him from those who do not.
As you look to form relationships, don’t overlook the most important relationship you can ever have, and that is with Jesus Christ. Make sure you invest your whole heart into developing an eternal relationship with God’s only Son, who gave His life because He desires to have a relationship with you.
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
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