the Shepherd

by Frank Jones

The true pastor’s first care is for his sheep. The false pastor’s first thought is for himself (J.C. Ryle).

I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me (John 10:11-14).