"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.” (John 10:27-29)
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” Can you hear the good Shepherd calling you this morning? Listen closely and He will call you by your name because He loves you so much and knows everything about you. Listen as the good Shepherd calls you to follow Him into green pastures where you can lay down and rest with Him. We have no worries or burdens so strong that our good Shepherd can not handle for us. When we begin to drift off course, our good Shepherd takes His staff and gentle pulls us back to Him. Our good Shepherd would even lay down His life for us. What a loving and caring good Shepherd we have that died on the cross for you and me.
“And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” What a wonderful promise our good Shepherd has given us who faithfully follow Him. Just the thought of eternal life in heaven should make our hearts melt like wax in the sight of the Lord. Our good Shepherd has such a loving and firm hold on us that nothing can tear us away from Him. The world (devil) will try its best to make us stumble and fall, but our good Shepherd will never let go of us. We are His forever and ever. Amen.
“My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.” Our good Shepherd is our Lord of Lords, our King of Kings and our God Almighty. Our good Shepherd is the great I AM who will never leave us nor forsaken us. Our good Shepherd gives us who faithfully follow Him this BLESSED ASSURANCE. Amen.
Just as a shepherd protects his sheep, Jesus protects His people from eternal harm. While believers can expect to suffer on earth, Satan cannot harm their souls or take away their eternal life with God. There are many reasons to be afraid here on earth because this is the devil’s domain (1 Peter 5:8). But if you choose to follow Jesus, He will give you everlasting safety.