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3 months ago 9 Comments

Another major task of the shepherd is leadership. The sheep by nature are without a sense of direction. They totally depend on the leadership of their shepherd. So leading the sheep especially to where they will find food, shelter, water which will result to their satisfaction and the restoration of their souls is utterly the […]

shepherd 2
3 months ago 6 Comments

Protection and security of the flock is the other dual primary task of the shepherd during the biblical times. The shepherd provides security and protection to the sheep in two ways: building the sheepfold or sheep pen with a watchman stationed by the gate to prevent the sheep from being stolen by thieves and being […]

shepherd
3 months ago 6 Comments

Providing for the basic needs of the flock The primary task of the shepherd is to feed the sheep of his flock. To effectively do this task, the shepherds study the terrain to know where and when there will be good pasture for the sheep. They also work in line with the season and vegetation […]

cloak
3 months ago 6 Comments

The shepherds of the biblical times know their sheep by name and have a code name by which they call out their sheep to come to them. The sheep on the other hand knows their shepherd, his voice and the name with which he calls them. The sheep willingly follow the shepherd and submit to […]

shepherd 2
3 months ago 18 Comments

Jesus stated that as the good shepherd, He knows his sheep; He lays down his life for his sheep and searches for the lost sheep and finds them including those of other flock. Jesus’ relationship with his sheep is actually the basis for his willingness to lay down his life for them. The knowledge of […]

shepherd 3
3 months ago 8 Comments

Basing from the shepherd imagery which the Pharisees did not understand, Jesus then went on to explain to them what he meant from verse 7-18. He explained to them that contrary to the negative attitudes of the religious leaders and teachers of the law at that time, He is the gate to the sheepfold and […]

shepherd 2
3 months ago 8 Comments

Jesus gave a contrast between the shepherd who provides security and safety for the sheep and a thief who breeches security and pose danger to the sheep by the gate of the sheepfold. Jesus expounded the relationship that exists between the sheep and the shepherd which is evident in the positive reaction of the sheep […]

shepherd
3 months ago 4 Comments

            The shepherd provides leadership for the flock. Sheep were dependant animals that totally depend on the shepherd for guidance to food, water and safety. The shepherd’s task primarily is that of guidance to the flock. The shepherd leads the flock out of the sheepfold every morning to graze, he leads them back into the […]

cloak
3 months ago 3 Comments

The shepherd enjoyed some benefits and privileges in tending the flock. Since the shepherd spends all his day taking care of the flock, he is allowed to benefit from the diary products of the sheep mostly when he is out in the fields with the flocks. The shepherd is also allowed to share some products […]

shepherd 2
4 months ago 8 Comments

Provision of food and water             The primary duty of the shepherd was to provide food and water for the flock. Taylor asserts that thee shepherd “feeds the sheep and provides for all their needs, seeing that they have water to drink and keeping the sheepfold in good repair (see Ps. 23)…” (Taylor, 1992: 9). […]

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