Posts Tagged ‘The Good Shepherd’

The Good Shepherd’s Care

July 14, 2017


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Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are His. We are His people, the sheep of His pasture.Ps 100:3

Today let the Good Shepherd care for you
Let Him nourish you
Feed on His faithfulness 
Ps 37:3
Rest and
Be carried in His able arms
Close to His heart. 
Is 40:11

Blessed be the Lord, our Savior; He daily bears our burdens. Each day He carries us in His arms and loads us with benefits! Ps 68:19

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits! Ps 103:2
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Word Study

Psalm 28:9 AMPC … Save Your people and bless Your heritage; nourish and shepherd them and carry them forever.

From NetBible Ps 28:9

  • NET … Deliver your people! Empower the nation that belongs to You! Care for them like a shepherd and carry them in your arms at all times!
  • MSG … Save your people and bless your heritage. Care for them; carry them like a good shepherd.
  • shepherd[07462] = to pasture, tend, graze, feed, care for

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Psalm 22-23-24=> Past-Present-Future

June 20, 2017

From: http://www.holyhelps.com/documents/textSermons/Psalms/Psalm_23.pdf
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In Psalm 22 we have the Good Shepherd laying down His life for the sheep(Jn 10:11-18); in Psalm 23, the Great Shepherd in resurrection life is guiding His people through the wilderness of this world(He 13:20-21), and in Psalm 24, the Chief Shepherd is coming again in power and glory to bring in everlasting blessing(1Pe 5:1-4).
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PSALM 22 PSALM 23 PSALM 24
GOOD SHEPHERD GREAT SHEPHERD CHIEF SHEPHERD
Cross Crook Crown
Spear Staff Scepter
Substitute Shepherd Sovereign
Crucifixion Consolation Coronation
Yesterday Today Forever
Grace Guidance Glory
Past Ministry Present Ministry Future Ministry

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The Shepherd

June 19, 2017

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The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. –Ps 23:1

Jesus the good shepherd lays down His life for His sheep

[Jesus]I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, 15 even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep –Jn 10:14-15

Jesus is the great Shepherd raised from the dead who equips through the blood right now

Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, 21 equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. –He 13:20-21

Jesus the Chief Shepherd will return and His sheep will receive the unfading crown of glory

Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, 2 shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; 3 nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. –1Pe 5:1-4

Lord, save Your people and bless Your heritage; nourish and shepherd them; Carry them in your arms forever. –Ps 28:9

Sheep of His Pasture

July 12, 2014

As the gentle shepherd Jesus
Lord to You I pray
Guide and guard me through this day
Keep my feet from every snare
Keep me with Your watchful care
Held in Your hand safe and secure
Cherished as a sheep of Your pasture!

Psalm 100:3 AMP
3 Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God! It is He Who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Psalm 95:7 AMP
7 For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. …

Psalm 28:9 AMP
9 Save Your people and bless Your heritage; nourish and shepherd them and carry them forever.

From NetBible Ps 28:9

shepherd[07462] = to pasture, tend, graze, feed, care for

NET … Deliver your people! Empower the nation that belongs to You! Care for them like a shepherd and carry them in your arms at all times!

MSG … Save your people and bless your heritage. Care for them; carry them like a good shepherd.

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The Gentle Shepherd

Beside Still Waters

April 23, 2012

From He Restores My Soul

He[The Good Shepherd] restores: breathes refreshment and new life into my soul! -Ps 23:3

THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. He refreshes and restores my life (my self); -Ps 23:1-3 AMP

Beside still waters

waters of quietness and rest
peaceful streams
waters of refreshment and life

He[The Good Shepherd] restores: breathes refreshment and new life into my soul!

For the Lamb Who is in the midst of the throne will be their Shepherd, and He will guide them to the springs of the waters of life{living fountains of waters}; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. -Rev 7:17

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Today, may you follow the Lamb to living fountains of waters where every tear is wiped away. Beside still waters He restores the soul.

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Word Study

From NetBible Ps 23:2
still waters = waters of quietness, peaceful streams, refreshing waters

  • green[01877] = new tender grass/herb
  • still[04496] = resting place, quietness, repose or
    (adverbially) peacefully
  • waters[04325] = refreshment
    *refreshment from God who is the source of living waters(Jer 2:13)

From NetBible Rev 7:17

  • Shepherd[4165] = to feed, tend a flock, keep sheep
  • living[2198] = to live, breathe, be among the living
  • fountains[4077] = springs, a gushing source or supply of water, well

From NetBible Ps 23:3

  • restores[07725] = to bring back, to restore, refresh, repair
  • soul[05315] = life, person, mind, living being
    *from [05314] = to take breath, refresh oneself

From Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

From Barnes’ Notes on the Bible

  • He leadeth me beside the still waters – Margin, “waters of quietness.” Not stagnant waters, but waters not tempestuous and stormy; waters so calm, gentle, and still, as to suggest the idea of repose, and such as prompt to repose. As applied to the people of God, this denotes the calmness – the peace – the repose of the soul, when salvation flows as in a gently running stream; when there is no apprehension of want; when the heart is at; peace with God.

The Shepherd’s Eye

February 27, 2010

Proverbs 15:3
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.

1 Peter 5:1-4 AMP
I WARN and counsel the elders among you (the pastors and spiritual guides of the church) as a fellow elder and as an eyewitness [called to testify] of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a sharer in the glory (the honor and splendor) that is to be revealed (disclosed, unfolded): Tend (nurture, guard, guide, and fold) the flock of God that is [your responsibility], not by coercion or constraint, but willingly; not dishonorably motivated by the advantages and profits [belonging to the office], but eagerly and cheerfully; Not domineering [as arrogant, dictatorial, and overbearing persons] over those in your charge, but being examples (patterns and models of Christian living) to the flock (the congregation). And [then] when the Chief Shepherd is revealed, you will win the conqueror’s crown of glory.

Zechariah 11:4-5, 15-17
Thus says the LORD my God, “Feed the flock for slaughter, whose owners slaughter them and feel no guilt; those who sell them say, ‘Blessed be the LORD, for I am rich’; and their shepherds do not pity them. … And the LORD said to me, “Next, take for yourself the implements of a foolish shepherd. For indeed I will raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for those who are cut off, nor seek the young, nor heal those that are broken, nor feed those that still stand. But he will eat the flesh of the fat and tear their hooves in pieces. Woe to the *idol shepherd, who leaves the flock! A sword shall be upon his arm and upon his right eye; his arm shall completely wither, and his right eye shall be totally blinded.

The eye and arm of the idol shepherd recieves judgment because the main activities of a shepherd are to watch over and guide the flock. A shepherd with no arm to guide nor eye to see is no shepherd at all. Idol[0457] in the above verse means something worthless(particularly as an object of worship). Shepherd[07473] comes from a word[07462] which means to pasture, tend, graze, feed.

How appropriate that the sword is the judgement upon the eye of the idol shepherd! It’s the delusion sent by the Lord to those who refused to love the truth.

Ephesians 6:17
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they refused to love the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who refused the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Matthew 6:22-23 NKJV
The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good{single}, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Matthew 6:22-23 NLT
Your eye is a lamp for your body. A pure eye lets sunshine into your soul. But an evil eye shuts out the light and plunges you into darkness. If the light you think you have is really darkness, how deep that darkness will be!

The Shepherd’s Eye
The Good Shepherd The Idol Shepherd
The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous and His ears are open to their cry. -Ps 34:15 Woe to the idol shepherd, who leaves the flock! A sword shall be upon his arm and upon his right eye; his arm shall completely wither, and his right eye shall be totally blinded. -Zech 11:17
For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil. -1 Pe 3:12 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. … Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.-Rev 13:3, 11-14
The eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. – 2 Chron 16:9 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. -2 Tim 4:3-4
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy. -Ps 33:18 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of you father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. -Jn 8:43-44
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever. -Ps 111:10 Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart; There is no fear of God before his eyes. -Ps 36:1
Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. … Because you are precious in My sight and honored, and because I love you … – Isa 43:1,4 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to counsel is wise. -Prov 12:15
He will not let your foot slip— He who watches over you will not slumber … The LORD will keep you from all harm— He will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. -Ps 121:3,7-8 He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. -Lk 1:51-52
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. -Ps 32:8 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool. But he who walks wisely will be delivered. -Prov 28:26

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Hebrews 13:20-21 (NKJV)
May the God of peace … the great Shepherd of the sheep … make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.