© 2010 • Hillcrest Church of Christ
by Danny Boggs
“The Lord is my shepherd” (Psalm 23:1) are probably the best known and loved words from the Old Testament. The New Testament builds encouragingly on the image of the Lord as our shepherd.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd who died for the sheep. “I am the good shepherd.
The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:11).
Jesus is the Great Shepherd who lives for the sheep. “Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to who be glory forever and ever. Amen”
Jesus is the Chief Shepherd who is coming for the sheep. “And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory” (1 Peter 5:4).
Every one of us is a sheep, either wandering or safe in the fold. May we help you to know the love and care of Jesus the Shepherd?