“I am the good Shepherd: the good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” – John 10:11
Unfortunately, we humans can be pretty dumb, and follow like sheep, which can often lead to disaster, if we follow the wrong leader(s). Thankfully, Jesus promises to lead us on the right path, towards everlasting life. “For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” (1 Peter 2:25)
His example is always consistent, and He leads us towards numerous undeserved blessings. “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.” (1 Peter 5:4)
It is the great compassion of Jesus that rescues us from the human condition, in His great mercy and grace. “When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So He began teaching them many things.” (Mark 6:34)
We must not mistake false teachers in His place. “He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.” (John 10:12) Let us follow the true Shepherd of our souls, without becoming distracted!