Summary: Sheep need shepherds......so do people !
“All We Like Sheep”
Isaiah utilizes a picture here of sheep going astray to describe the spiritual condition of the people. Numbers 27:17 Moses warned the children of the Lord that they not act as sheep w/o a shepherd.
Yet that was the very thing that Jesus saw when he looked out over the multitude as he went from village to village teaching, and preaching......
His reaction is desc. in Mt. 9:36...When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted and were scattered as sheep having no shepherd.
Why does the bible, and even Jesus himself often use sheep as an example of people ? They did so because it was something relevant to their times, and also something that the listeners could easily identify with......but believe it not ...I believe the main reason is because there are so many similarities between sheep, and people.
What causes sheep to stray as pictured here in Isa.? What causes them to wander ? They are prone to do so...What causes us to stray ? Why are people so driven to wander ?
Why is our society so filled with people bounces from one relationship to another.....(Woman at the well 5 broken marriages, and living with a man not her husband) Illust. HD 6 months ago she called me to tell me of her engagement.....not set a date, no hurry......a few weeks ago, she called to tell me that she was getting married in just a few weeks......what had changed ? The fiance. Different guy. Why are some so prone to wander from career to career...talked to a man recently who needed to know where he might could borrow some money......no place to live, no vehicle to drive....Q? where did he work ? No job.......looking, but hadn’t found anything..found out later another friend had got him a job, at a good place...worked grand total of 3 days.
why are people prone to move from one place to another ?
My daddy once told me that they moved so much when he was little that everytime a truck backed up to the house that all the chickens just laid down and crossed their legs..
What causes young people, and even some adults to wander through life so aimlessly......straying from good homes, wonderful opportunities, abandoning all for alcohol, drugs, and one night stands.......
What will cause all of us to stray if we are not careful...what will cause poor choices....and cause us to abandon major obligations, and respons?
It is either because we have no shepherd.....or we’ve drifted too far away from our shepherd.
Why do we need a shepherd......why do sheep need a shepherd ?
1. A Shepherd Is Needed For Provision. David describes this is that all familiar Psa. 23...I shall not want...He maketh me lie down in green pastures....leadeth me beside still waters.
A hungry, ill-fed sheep is ever on its feet...is restless...on the move continually searching for another mouthful of forage to satisfy its snarling hunger...In the same way sheep that are thirsty become restless...and set out searching for water to satisfy their thirst. if there is not shepherd to lead them to a clean water source, the will drink from polluted potholes.