Wednesday, December 9, 2015

"From Creator to Shepherd"

“From Creator to Shepherd”


Bow down and worship the LORD our Creator!  The LORD is our God, and we are His people, the sheep He takes care of in His own pasture.         Psalm 95:6-7


The psalmist begins these verses with a command to us, that we should “bow down and worship the LORD our Creator!”  And so we should.  He is the CREATOR of this ENTIRE universe and EVERYTHING in it.  He is the MAKER of the earth and He holds the deepest part of the earth in His hands.  He stepped out into NOTHING and from NOTHING He CREATED SOMETHING.  He created the rolling hills and the mountain peaks, He created the oceans, seas, rivers and lakes, and formed the dry land.  He swept His mighty arm across the vast nothingness of space and flung the stars and planets into place.  He created the sun for heat and light of day and the moon for our night light.  He created EVERY plant, shrub, and tree.  He created EVERY insect, EVERY animal, bird, and fish.  Then He created EVERY human being, which is the crown of His creation.  And so we owe Him our homage and praise, for He alone is our CREATOR and MIGHTY GOD.


Then the psalmist tells us of our relationship with our Creator, he says, “we are His people, the sheep He takes care of in His own pasture.”  So now our relationship switches from God being our Creator to Him being our Shepherd.  Many times throughout the Bible we, God’s people are described as “sheep”.  Jesus, being God in the flesh, says: “I am the good shepherd.  I know my sheep and they know me.” (John 10:14), “I am the good Shepherd, and the good shepherd gives up His life for His sheep.”  (John 10:11),   and so He did.  He gave His life willingly, no one took it from Him, but because of His LOVE and OBEDIENCE to His Father He sacrificed His life for His sheep, truly a GOOD SHEPHERD!


So from our CREATOR, who made us to our GOOD SHEPHERD who takes care of us.  He is an AWESOME God, who deserves our homage and praise.  We should shout it from the mountain tops, across the deep valleys, waft it upon the open seas, that God is our CREATOR  and LORD, the ALMIGHTY GOD, who is and ALWAYS will be WORTHY of our PRAISE.   He is our GOOD SHEPHERD who gave His life for us, the sheep of His pasture.


If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are not one of His sheep, but will be numbered among the goats, and are NOT a part of His flock.  However, you NOW have the opportunity to change that relationship and become a part of His flock by: CONFESSING your sins to God, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE, in Heaven making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and become one of His sheep and a part of His flock, let Him be YOUR GOOD SHEPHERD, the only one who laid down His life for YOU.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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