The Lord is my good shepherd
Who’s always by my side.
And I’m a naïve, little sheep
Who loves that He’s my guide.
I tried to live without Him
But found out long ago,
Without His footsteps leading me
My smile would never show.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. (Psalm 23: 1-3)
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12: 32)
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. (15) As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. (John 10: 14-15)
For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. (1 Peter 2: 25)
Shepherding in the Bible
Shepherding was often a job for popular biblical people, and it is akin to the job of modern day leaders in communities of faith. Shepherds have a duty to lead, care for and protect.
Below are a few of the Bible’s shepherds, or men that cared for sheep:
- And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. (Genesis 4: 2)
- Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. (Exodus 3: 1)
- Then Jesus said unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. (John 10: 7)