John 10:14-15 (NKJV) 14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. 15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
This is a wonderful relationship. Jesus knows His sheep, and His sheep know Him. The Apostle Paul said, “that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death” (Philippians 3:10 NKJV). To know the Lord Jesus Christ is to love Him. This is Jesus’ prayer for us, that we may know Him and the Father who sent Him. And this is how we enjoy eternal life. Those who are Jesus’ sheep know Him. To know the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, is all important. For Jesus is the only way to the Father in heaven. Yes, God loves everyone in the world, but we must come to Him on His terms. We must come to God through His Son, Jesus Christ. God’s love for us provided a way for our salvation. And the love of God should be our motivation for our Christian conduct and our good works. My friend, do you love the Lord Jesus Christ? Do you know Him? Do you hear His voice? There is no shepherd like Jesus. For Jesus, the Good Shepherd, will bring all who belong to Him, safely home to heaven. My friend, do you know the Shepherd?
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.