The Wolf vs The Sheep

13 Feb

The Wolf vs The Sheep…

In Matthew 7, Jesus speaks of wolves. Wolves are dog-like carnivores that chase and stalk their prey and go for blood. When they see blood, they go for the kill.

On the contrary, sheep are timid, and spend their days grazing in herds. They are totally without protection from their predators. If you belong to the Lord, you’re one of the sheep. At the same time, the Lord describes the enemy of our souls as a wolf.

The problem is wolves are a lot stronger than sheep, and are more cunning, ferocious, and dangerous. Though sheep are defenseless on their own… they’re usually not on their own, but with a shepherd.

So, wise sheep learn not to trust in their own strength, abilities, discernment, or perception. Instead, they learn to trust the shepherd, and they learn to trust his eyes, his strength, and his discernment.

So it is with you. You have a shepherd, the Shepherd of your soul. And the things which war against your soul are no match for the Shepherd. So trust not in your strength or judgment, but learn to trust in His. And stay close by His side.

Nothing says it better than the 23rd Psalm: 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. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Read Psalm 23 all over again today, but this time read it through the eyes of a sheep – meditate on it – let the Spirit teach you its deep truths – applied to your life.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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