Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. Jn 10:7 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me daily enter the sheepfold through you.
But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. Jn 10:12 (NKJV)
Lord, there are hirelings who are welcoming in the wolves. Have mercy on us.
I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. Jn 10:14 (NKJV)
Good Shepherd, thank you.
As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. Jn 10:15 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for your love for us.
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. Col 2:8 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help us recognize every cheating teaching for what it is and reject it.
and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God. Col 2:19 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us hold fast to you.
"Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!" says the LORD. Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: "You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings," says the LORD. Jer 23:1-2 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help those who scatter the flock to recognize the evil they are doing and repent of it.
"But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking," says the LORD. Jer 23:3-4 (NKJV)
Jesus, gather us into your arms and cause our shepherds to feed us.
"Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely; now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jer 23:5-6 (NKJV)
Come soon, Lord Jesus, come soon!
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite. The LORD lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground. Ps 147:5-6 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me recognize how finite my understanding is. Lift me up to new life in Jesus. Thank you.
A Word Received: Welcome me into your home.