The Sheep of His Pasture
You my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are people, and I am your God, declares the Sovereign Lord. – (Ezekiel 34:31)
These words were spoken by the Lord through Ezekiel, at the end of a prophesy of warning to those who were in leadership positions who had abused their authority and not cared for those whom they were meant to provide care. For those who had remained faithful, the Lord promised a covenant of peace and His blessing. God reminded them that He counted the faithful as His own, and that He would care for them, as would a good shepherd. Even more than that, the Lord assured them that He was their God, and His sovereignty was their assurance that He indeed has the supreme power and authority over all. The word given then, remains true throughout the ages. The Lord is still our Good Shepherd. He is our God and is sovereign over all. If we draw near to Him and give Him our heart, He counts us among His people. May we seek our Savior with our whole heart, and know His sovereignty in our lives.
our Savior and Lord,
as His humble sheep.
He is our Shepherd,
Who tends us with care;
provides safe pasture,
delivers us there.
When He is our God,
He forgives our sin;
He rules and He reigns,
our Lord, sovereign.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that when we seek You with our whole heart, You count us among Your people. Thank You that You shepherd us with Your loving kindness, and that You are sovereign over all. Thank You that no matter what comes our way, You are God, and You are greater. Forgive us for our fear and lack of faith, and help us to trust in Your unfailing love. Teach us to love as You so lavishly love us, and may many come to know You as their God, as we faithfully follow You. Be glorified, Lord God, as we go forth as the people of Your pasture. Amen.
Listen… be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. – Proverbs 23:19
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This entry was posted on September 13, 2014 by Revelations in Writing. It was filed under Bible, Bible Study, blessings, children, Christ, Faith, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Jesus Christ, prayer, the word and Christian life, Thought of the Day, worship and was tagged with abused, assurance, authority, be wise, blessing, cared for, covenant, ezekiel, Ezekiel 34, forgives, God, good-shepherd, leadership positions, lord, love, loving kindness, pasture, peace, People, promised, prophesy, provided care, reigns, remained faithful, remains, right path, rules, seek, sheep, sin, Sovereign Lord, sovereignty, spoken, supreme power, teach glorified, trust, unfailing love.