The Good Shepherd

John 10:11
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

One of the exciting things about reading the Gospel of John is finding all the I Am’sThere are several here in chapter 10.  I’ll let you find them for yourself, but there is a tremendous one here in verse 11. “I am the good shepherd.”  In John 10:9-11, we can discover three wonderful things our Good Shepherd does for us.

  1. He Sacrifices – vs.11
    As our Good Shepherd, Jesus willingly gave His life for the us. Through His sacrifice, we are saved. I know you know this, but meditate on this truth. We are the children of God because Jesus gave His life for us.
  2. He Saves – vs.9
    He is the Door. If we enter in through Him, we are saved. I am so glad I am saved. There is safety and security from all outside dangers in the salvation our Good Shepherd provides.
  3. He Satisfies – vs.10
    He gives us life.  Not just life as an existence, but life “more abundantly”.  Let this sink in.  The definition of “abundantly” is “above the common”.  What a life!  Jesus wants you to live, and live above it all.  He, our Good Shepherd, truly is all we need.

David writes these wonderful words in Psalm 100:3b.  “We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”  We are so blessed to have Jesus, our Good Shepherd.

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