11: “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
10:10 In contrast to the thief who takes life, Jesus gives life. The life he gives right now is abundantly rich and full. It is eternal, yet it begins immediately. Life in Christ is lived on a higher plane because of his overflowing forgiveness, love, and guidance. Have you taken Christ’s offer of life?
10:11-12 A hired hand tends the sheep for money, while the shepherd does it out of love. The shepherd owns the sheep and is committed to them. Jesus is not merely doing a job; he is committed to love us and even lay down his life for us. False teachers and false prophets do not have this commitment. Life Application Study Bible NIV
How many of us would lay down our life for a bunch of uncaring, don’t do nothing but graze around only taking never giving much of anything but some clothing and a lil meat .?? We see people today that wouldn’t even give there life for a child . Yet they will sacrifice a child for the sake of selfishness of not wanting to be a parent!! But Jesus Christ as our shephard gave his life for all of man kind in hopes that we would come to know him as our LORD and Saviour. ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS knowing the GOOD SHEPHARD’s love for us is the greatest LOVE we could ever ask for even though we don’t deserve it!!!!