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The Good Shepherd

The good shepherd

 

Jesus often spoke in pictures that the hearers could easily identify with. He is light, salt, and in this verse a shepherd. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep” (John 10:11). Ezekiel and Isaiah prophesied of a shepherd that would come. Jesus walked onto the scene and said He was that good shepherd. It’s interesting that Jesus used the word “good” when describing Himself. The local people under the oppressing thumb of the law did not see God as particularly good. He was harsh and unyielding. You did good and got good. You did bad you got bad. However, Jesus came to change the perception about God. He wasn’t a shepherd who whipped the sheep into their right paths and pushed them to pastures. He was the good shepherd. He was gentle and caring. He was something the people were not used to seeing. Jesus is good.