Bad vs. Good Shepherds

The Bible is full of what is called, word pictures. These are word descriptions that bring up a vivid image of something greater than the mere words. The saying is true, a picture is worth a thousand words. Look at this comparison between good and bad shepherds of God’s people:

Bad Shepherds

  1. Take care of themselves
  2. Worry about their own health
  3. Rule harshly and brutally
  4. Abandon and scatter the sheep
  5. Keep the best for themselves

Good Shepherds

  1. Take care of their flock
  2. Strengthen the weak and sick, search for the lost
  3. Rule lovingly and gently
  4. Gather and protect the sheep
  5. Give their best to the sheep

Great Shepherding Verses:

Numbers 27:17, 2 Samuel 5:2, 1 Kings 22:17, Psalm 23:1, 28:9, 77:20, 78:71, Isaiah 13:14, 40:11, 56:10-11, Jeremiah 3:15, 10:21, 23:1, 23:4, 25:34, 50:6, Ezekiel 34:2, 5, 10, 11-12, 23, Zechariah 11:4-17, Matthew 2:6, 9:36, 25:32, 26:31, Luke 15:1-7, John 10:1-21, Acts 20:28, Hebrews 13:20, 1 Peter 2:25, 5:2-4, Jude 1:12 NLT, Revelation 7:17

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