Getting To Know God
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The LORD Our Shepherd - The Door - The Mercy Of God - The Goodness Of God's Suffering
The Overseer Of Our Souls
For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
1 Peter 2:25
The Bible’s comparison of people to sheep is not a flattering image. Sheep are helpless and pitiful. Thankfully, God is merciful and abounds in goodness. He’s willing to suffer through the pain of nurturing such creatures. We’re not only helpless and pitiful compared to God, but as sinners, we’re an offense to God! Jesus’ work as the Good Shepherd fixed this issue. We remain sheep in salvation. We’re still helpless and pitiful. However, because Jesus takes charge of our souls according to His goodness, we’re no longer straying from God, offending Him unto condemnation. Now, because of Jesus, we have access to His goodness.