We do not know its name yet, so how can we call it? In those moments I sometimes catch a glimpse of my true life, a life hidden like the river beneath the ice.
The Good Shepherd John Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.
He shall feed them and be their shepherd. They shall be safe in their land; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them. Here, through the prophet Ezekiel, God rebukes the evil shepherds or leaders of the nation Israel.
This is the first time in the Gospel of John that the topic of shepherding has been addressed as such, though it is not the last see John It is a very common theme in the Old Testament, and it also appears in the Synoptic Gospels, not to mention the rest of the New Testament.
The teaching referred to in verses appears to have occurred several months later than that of verses The feast of Tabernacles took place in the Fall; the feast of Dedication was observed in the winter.
We cannot be sure where Jesus was or what He did during these few intervening months. The teaching of Jesus in our text verses appears to closely follow the healing of the man born blind and related events, which are recorded in chapter 9.
This appears to be a safe conclusion, based upon three observations. First, there is no indication of a change of time or setting in the first verse of chapter It always follows up some previous teaching.
It indicates that the following statement is important, but also that it has a connection with the preceding. This passage then must be understood in the closest of connections with the story of the blind man.
A demon cannot cause the blind to see, can it? I therefore conclude that the events of John They prey upon the sheep rather than protecting them from predators.
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They feed and clothe themselves at the expense of the flock, yet they do nothing to minister to the needs of the sickly or injured among the flock Ezekiel It is not difficult to see that Jesus looks upon the Pharisees before Him as the kind of shepherds Ezekiel condemned. The paralytic man in John chapter 5 had spent years unable to walk, and thus was forced to support himself by begging.
Yet when Jesus healed him on a Sabbath day, the Jews were incensed.
It is clear they would have preferred that this man not be healed at all than for him to be healed on the Sabbath. They most certainly had no compassion on the woman caught in the act of adultery John 7: In the immediately preceding context John chapter 9the Pharisees were greatly distressed by the healing of the man born blind.
These religious leaders did not think of the Israelites as sheep, but as an ignorant, disgusting, mob John 7: Thus, they had no compassion on the man born blind. He was a write-off. Jesus, on the other hand, has just brought this man into His flock, by faith.
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