Sunday, May 7, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - The Good Shepherd

Sunday May 7

Bible Reading:     John 10: 7 - 14
Topic:         The Good Shepherd

Jesus made two very important declarations in today's reading.

I am the Door of the sheep (v. 7) and I am the Good Shepherd (vs. 11, 14) and distinguished Himself from false doors and hirelings who have no genuine regard for the sheep they look after.

As the door, He provides protection and security from predators who would try to steal or harm the sheep.

As the Good Shepherd, He cares for the sheep, binds their wounds, leads them to good pasture and stays with them through every circumstance.

In contrast, hirelings are predators that would harm the sheep and exploit them for their own ends.

While Jesus comes to give us life in its abundance, the devil- the thief- comes to steal, to kill and to destroy.

Unfortunately, today the Church is full of hirelings in the form of fake Pastors, Prophets and Teachers whose bellies are their gods.

These exploit genuine worshippers for their own ends, preach blessing without obedience, live immorally and are guilty of pride, intimidation and other vices.

If you come across them, resist them and flee to Jesus Who is the Good Shepherd.

If you are one of them, repent!


Father, deliver us from false shepherds and help us to submit to our Good Shepherd that we may receive Your life in its fullness, Amen

Memory Verse:   John 10: 10

"The thief cometh not but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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