John 10:16 New International Version (NIV)
16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.
I love this portion of the Bible. In Jesus’ own words, he is speaking about us. We are the other sheep in the sheepfold. Today, there are three things that I want to hit on that stand out and apply to us as men.
- I must bring them. It is always important to remember that Jesus does the bringing. He brings others to the door of salvation in that our salvation was paid for by Christ’s blood. Our part is to do the asking. Introducing men to Christ and sharing our story of how he brings us along in life is our part.
- Listen to his voice. Are you hearing the Holy Spirit speaking to you? Jesus speaks through his creation, His Word, another person, and even in a still, small voice. The key is to listen and hold back outside voices that my not be speaking the truth.
- He has one flock, and Jesus is the Shepherd. Men, Jesus is the Good Shepherd bringing the nations to him. No one is excluded. It is important that we see all men through Christ’s eyes.
I am thankful, today, for all men. May we live in peace and under our Lord’s blessing in how we serve him.
Strength and Courage