Sunday, April 17, 2016

Find the Pasture to be Saved

Gospel, John 10:1-10

Today, Monday, April 18, 2016

1 'In all truth I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold through the gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a bandit.
2 He who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the flock;
3 the gatekeeper lets him in, the sheep hear his voice, one by one he calls his own sheep and leads them out.
4 When he has brought out all those that are his, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow because they know his voice.
5 They will never follow a stranger, but will run away from him because they do not recognise the voice of strangers.'
6 Jesus told them this parable but they failed to understand what he was saying to them.
7 So Jesus spoke to them again: In all truth I tell you, I am the gate of the sheepfold.
8 All who have come before me are thieves and bandits, but the sheep took no notice of them.
9 I am the gate. Anyone who enters through me will be safe: such a one will go in and out and will find pasture.
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.

The word that I found it very relevant to this certain time is "I am the gate. Anyone who enters through me will be safe: such a one will go in and out and will find pasture." This particular declaration of Jesus, is you will accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour then you recognise Jesus as the gate and you have entered to that gate. Once you have entered to that gate then you will find pasture. Pasture means a vast of grass that the sheep can eat. If you can eat then you will live. We are likened as a sheep that we eat some grass from the pasture. If we will eat the word of God then we nurture our soul. Hence, we will be save.