David Jeremiah Daily Devotional October 31 2022
THEME: They Came Back!
SCRIPTURE: -John 10:27-28 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
Last June, New York’s Governor’s Island invited Sam, Flour, Evening, Chad, and Philip Aries back for a second summer of ministry—munching on unwanted invasive plants. The five sheep were a hit in 2021, and gardener Malcolm Gore welcomed back the flock with open arms. “It felt like they recognized me, recognized my voice, they came right over.”
Jesus has assigned us to the island of this world, and He’s our Governor and Shepherd. We recognize Him, know His Voice, and draw near to Him. He’s placed us here to impede the sinfulness of this world and to follow Him wherever He leads. All of Psalm 23 is applied to Jesus in John 10, for He leads us in paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake.
What a blessed thought! We are the sheep of God’s pasture. Those of us who know the Shepherd’s Voice are known by Him—and nothing will separate us from His care.
Every day may be a day of blessing, every hour an hour of victory, but if lived in the thought that Jehovah in his might is your shepherd.