Jesus, our Shepherd
“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” - Psalm 23:1
The Lord Jesus Christ is described as a Shepherd three times in the New Testament. He is called the Good Shepherd in John 10:11: “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.” That’s the past — Mount Calvary.
He is called the Chief Shepherd in 1 Peter 5:4: “And when the Chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.” In the future He will return.
Finally, He is called the Great Shepherd in Hebrews 13:20-21: “… our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do His will…” That’s the present. He perfects us.
The Good Shepherd—He died for me. The Chief Shepherd—He's coming for me. The Great Shepherd—He lives for me.
The Good Shepherd cares for you, past, present and future. Praise Him today—thank Him for making provision for you…before you were even born.
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