John 10:15 KJV As the Father knoweth me, even so, know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

If you happened to join this study for the first time, we are considering what makes a good shepherd as well as those who are thieves, and they come only to steal, kill and destroy. We have also considered the hireling, who takes up the role of a shepherd; but he is only there because of his wages and the opportunities that the job can offer him.

Now we look at what really makes a shepherd thick; and makes Him do his roles as he should. Our key scripture says the following. John 10:15 KJV” As the Father knoweth me, even so, know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.’ It is the knowledge of the Father that drives him in the positive direction. Knowing God proceeds from giving Him the attention He deserves. This kind of giving attention is also motivated by love for the Lord. Psalms 42:1 KJV “…… As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.” The Psalmist declares as the Hart or deer pant after the water brooks so my soul pants after Him. A good relationship with the Lord is reflected in a very good relationship with the sheep. Jesus laid His life for the sheep because of His love for the master.

Knowing the Lord is all that every shepherd needs. King David did so many exploits that, he lived to see his successor before he died.

He succeeded in conquering all the nations around Israel. Acts 13:36 KJV” For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:” David served or gave his life for his people. God also approved of his commitment making him very successful. Service in its proper and acceptable form must be the overflow of our dedication and commitment to the Lord.  This is what brings success and exploits because it becomes God at work through us.


I love the Lord God above all things. Whatever I do is a reflection of my relationship with the Lord. I strive to always maintain a very positive relationship with the Lord.



John 14:21 KJV” He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”

John 14:23 KJV Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him”.

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