“Sheep only need a single flock, but people need two: one to belong to and make them feel comfortable, and another to blame all of society’s problems on.” ― James Rozoff
I enjoy watching nature and animals shows so I decided to dedicate blogs on lessons we can learn from animals. Some sheep need to live in small groups because it makes them feel secure with other like-minded sheep.
One site stated, “Sheep are notorious for following dangerous and foolish shepherds.” Sadly, we put our trust in mankind when we are biblical instructed not to do so as flawed people. We can change each time the wind blows or in presence of others.
The Shepherd that Christians must follow never changes (Hebrew 13:8). This is most likely the reason wise sheep “Converted Christians” keep company of small groups of less worldliness and more godliness.
Are you familiar with the “herd mentality?” (Acts 13:50-52). Are we following the crowd, or following the voice of God? Jesus was all about His Father’s business and many eagerly followed Him until His crucifixion. (Mark 15:6-15).
Sheep are known to wander from the flock. “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53) What lesson can we learn from sheep who wandered away from God? Do not follow them.
A sheep survival is the leadership of competent Shepherds that God called to lead the flock of converted Christians (Romans 10:15). We might not go after one lost sheep, but Jesus will leave the multitude to find the one (Luke 15).
Does the Great Shepherd know your name? Are you in a state of running to Him when He calls? Sheep are significant throughout the Bible.
Another lesson we should learn is that we are helpless without Christ and that Jesus desire is to deal tenderly with us: “He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young.” (Isaiah 40:11)
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