Who is Jesus? A Lenten Journey through John – Day 16
Read John 10:1-42
Throughout John’s Gospel, the question is who / what is Jesus. John 10 could be titled Jesus is the Good Shepherd. Jesus describes a shepherd whose sheep know him and know his voice, and follow him into the gate. Jesus says that he is the gate, if anyone enters by him, they will be saved.
Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd, The Good Shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.” In v. 15, Jesus says, “I know my own and my own know me, as the Father knows me and I know the Father:”
In the second half of the chapter, the Jews reject Jesus. They attempt to stone him for being a blasphemer. Their complaint? That Jesus claims to be the Son of God. For the religious leaders, it was impossible to imagine that Jesus’ claims could be true. They have shown that they are not his sheep, because they don’t know his voice. May we be people who hear and follow our Shepherd’s voice.
Gracious Father, help me to hear the voice of the Good Shepherd and to follow him when he calls. In Jesus’ name, Amen.