In total contrast to the world’s teaching, Jesus revealed God’s favour rests on the humble and those who’s hearts are aligned with his.
The best way to fully understand God as Shepherd-King, and Christ as the Great Shepherd, is to look at shepherding in Ancient Near East.
By looking at the big picture Scripture presents, we can see one clear image of God our Father. He is both The Great King and loving Father.
As Great King our God demands nothing take his place of supreme importance in our lives. He tolerates no rivals.
Jesus’ main goal was to reveal the Kingdom of God, but due of who he is, he couldn’t help but demonstrate his power and compassion to heal.
One! One God, One flesh, One way, One body, One Day – perfection to rebellion culminating in restoration; God’s way.
We are to be like the One we follow: to take all God has given us and share that with others every day of the week, wherever life takes us.
In the heart of the storm, if we look to Jesus and not the trials, we will have peace regardless of the outcome.
Why does God use the imperfect in his perfect plan? Because there’s no one else. God turns the imperfect into his perfect masterpiece.
From prison to palace God strengthened and sustained Joseph. And through his life’s journey Joseph learned the power of forgiveness.