Shepherd Jesus

The Good Shepherd

Do you know that there are over 100 names and titles for Jesus in the Bible?  Do you fully grasp all that Jesus came to be for you?  Let’s take a look at His many attributes and the names that describe Him.  I pray you find comfort in the One who came to die for you.

1.  Jesus is a Shepherd

Jesus came to care for the lost sheep.  That’s you and I.  He came to be the Shepherd, the One to guide us gently back into the flock.  He will never force you to be a part of the flock of sheep.  But I promise you, the only place you are safe is under His care.

“I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me– just as the Father knows me and I know the Father–and I lay down my life for the sheep.”  ~John 10:14-15

2.  Jesus is the Lamb of God

Jesus was the fulfillment of the sacrificial system in the Old Testament.  He came to fulfill the law, so that we could enjoy fellowship with His Father in Heaven.  Sin disconnected us, so Jesus came to die for our sins.  He came to be the one final sacrifice for you and me.  Jesus’ sacrifice paid for our past, present, and future sins.  There is no one else who has or ever will make the sacrifice that Jesus made for you.

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”  ~John 1:29

3.  Jesus is the Author and Perfecter of our Faith

Jesus was there when the earth took form.  He was there the moment you were conceived.  He was in the beginning and we will be there in the end.  He is the Author and Perfecter of your life.  You can run to Him and trust that He will come through for you.

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”  ~Hebrews 12:2

Dear Father God, I’m immensely grateful for the sacrifice Your Son made on my behalf.  Thank You for sending the unblemished Lamb of God to die for my sins.  Thank You for giving me a Shepherd who knows me by name and constantly guides me gently back to the flock where I belong.  And oh, how grateful I am that You’re not finished with me.  I fix my eyes on the Author and Perfecter of my faith.  May I stay true to the One who gave His life for me! 

Trusting the Shepherd,

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