Contributed by Jerry Flury on Aug 11, 2013
Christ presents two great truths regarding the relationship of the Shepherd – Christ, and the sheep – the born-again child of God. Preservation and perseverance. One is performed by God alone, the other by the believer with the aid of the Holy Spirit.
Preservation and Perseverance
Jesus said He is the Great Shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep. He knows them and calls them by name. The sheep He spoke of are those who have received His grace by hearing and responding to His call by yielding their lives to Him and