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Do the Sheep REALLY Know What the Shepherd Does for Them?

By Elizabethprata @elizabethprata
A list on this Father's Day. If you're saved, Jesus is the best Father.
Do the sheep REALLY know what the Shepherd does for them?
The image of God as a shepherd points to his continual direction, guidance and care for his people.
Shepherd as a title for God-
Ps 80:1 See also Ge 49:24; Ecc 12:11
God’s people are his flock-
Israel is God’s flock Ps 95:7 See also Ps 79:13; 100:3; Jer 50:7; Eze 34:31
The church is God’s flock 1Pe 5:2 See also Lk 12:32; Ac 20:28-29
The tasks undertaken by God the shepherd-
The shepherd leads and guides Ps 23:2-3 See also Isa 40:11
The shepherd provides Ps 23:1 See also Ge 48:15; Ps 23:5-6; Hos 4:16; Mic 7:14
The shepherd protects Ps 28:9 See also Ge 49:23-24
The shepherd saves those who are lost or scattered Jer 31:10 See also Ps 119:176; Isa 53:6; Eze 34:11-16; Mt 18:12-14 pp Lk 15:3-7
The shepherd judges Eze 34:17-22 See also Jer 23:1; Zec 10:2-3; 11:16; Mt 25:32-46
God gives shepherds to be leaders over his people-
He gives David’s line Eze 34:23 See also 2Sa 5:2 pp 1Ch 11:2; Ps 78:70-72; Eze 34:23-24; 37:24; Mic 5:4; Mt 2:6
He gives individual leaders Isa 44:28; 63:11
He gives faithful leaders Jer 3:15 See also Jer 23:4; 1Pe 5:2-4
Manser, M. H. (2009). Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies. London: Martin Manser.

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