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DECEMBER 15

 The LORD is my shepherdPsa. 23:1.

 The Lord, in calling His people His sheep, chose a very significant emblem of the character He would have manifested in them. The most noticeable characteristics of the sheep are meekness, docility and obedience to the shepherd to whose care they fully entrust themselves.... The true sheep will carefully listen for the faintest accents of the voice of the Shepherd i.e., he will treasure up His words in his heart, he will study His providences; and he will cultivate that communion and personal fellowship with the Lord which are his privilege. Those who thus abide in Him can never go astray. “They can never, never lose their way”.

 

Parallel passages: Gen. 49: 24; Psalms. 23: 2-6; 27: 1; 37: 25; 56: 4, 11; 118: 6; Isa. 40: 11; Luke 15: 3-7; John 10: 1-16; Hebrews. 13: 6, 20; 1.Peter. 2: 25; 5: 4.