Some of the people who go against what’s being said by mass media, big pharma and the alphabet agencies sometimes mock those who believe them, saying things like,
“Look at all the dumb sheep. They don’t think for themselves, they just follow like sheep. How stupid.”
But the Bible says in Isaiah 53:6 and 1 Peter 2:25 that all people, like sheep, have gone astray.
So that means that actually we all are sheep.
Yes, the righteous are to be bold like lions, as written in Proverbs 28:1, and Jesus is the Lion of Judah, as we see throughout scripture; but he’s also the pure, spotless lamb.
If He’s not too good to be a sheep, I’m not either.
So, the question isn’t whether or not we are sheep. Even the boldest and smartest among us sometimes feel lost and uncertain and are incapable of making the best decisions on our own.
The question is, whose sheep are we?
Are you going to be a sheep to your favorite brands or your favorite bands, the news or the government or social media or the crowd around you?
Or, are you going to let Jesus be your shepherd?
In John 10:11, Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
He’s such a good shepherd and He loves us so much that He’s even willing to die for us! That is sacrificial agape love to the uttermost.
As we learn in Psalm 23, we can find rest in being sheep, because Jesus is such a good shepherd. He knows how to lead us and care for us perfectly.
We don’t have to be anything other than sheep, because we have Him!
Furthermore, all wisdom and knowledge is His, and His thoughts are much higher than ours, so He really does know — far better than we do — which way is best for our lives and our hearts, for our futures and our feelings.
So, when it comes to whose sheep we’re going to be, I, for one, want to let Jesus lead me.
And since He’s such a good shepherd, I don’t really mind being a sheep.