Psalm 100 – Grace Shepherd


Today I reflect on God’s faithfulness to his sheep.  He is the shepherd and we are the sheep.  And if you know sheep, you know they wander.  They are kinda dumb.  And so the shepherd needs to work with that and God does.  Always.  With more grace than I deserve.

1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100

There are many reasons to praise the Lord.  He is our Shepherd and we are his sheep.  He made us and cares for us, and so we enter his courts with praise and thanksgiving in our hearts.

Our praise reflects God’s enduring faithfulness to us – his faithfulness continues through all generations.  Even our generation.  He is faithful…

Do we act like he is?  Do we treat others like he is?  How does God’s faithfulness impact my relationships with others?

I was encouraging a young leader the other day with the idea that we are all sheep.  All sheep who go astray and do not follow directly and completely.

Which means shepherds must have a lot of grace for their sheep.  That’s God’s faithfulness in action with us.  More grace than we deserve all the time.

Do we show that to each other?
We should.
From one sheep to another,
We celebrate God’s enduring love and grace together.

Amen.

Marc Kinna

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