Re: Verse reading–John 10:1-21 (day five)
Ever answer a phone call (without caller ID) and the person on the other end says just two words, “It’s Me”? Based on the ability to recognize the voice, the listener immediately is in a state of confusion or comfort.
John 10 vs 3 “and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. ” vs 4 “When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.”
This scripture teaches at least two amazing truths. 1) Jesus calls to His sheep by name. 2) His sheep have the opportunity and capacity to recognize His voice.
When Jesus says He is the Good Shepherd, He is promising to faithfully call and lead His sheep. Are we (His Sheep) ready and willing to listen and follow?
Challenge for 2015: Every day we would spend time faithfully praying and meditating on the scripture so that we could understand and recognize the voice of Jesus.
The goal- We might find peace and comfort when the conversation begins by Him saying, “It’s Me”.