Tag Archive | Good Shepherd

N is for Noble

He [David] was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.” So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David. (1 Samuel 16:12-13)

Jesus the Good Shepherd

Jesus the Good Shepherd

Samuel first met David as a shepherd boy tending his father’s sheep. The youngest of Jesse’s sons, David was considered by his father and the culture to be the least among the sons. However, God found him to be the most noble—the one whom He chose to reign over Israel.

David became king of Israel after Saul. Although David sinned grievously, he repented and remained faithful to God, proving himself noble to the core. Through David’s bloodline Jesus Christ was born. (Read more about David in Read 1 Samuel 16, 17 and 2 Samuel 7:1‐17, and the Jesus’ genealogy in Matthew 1).

Not only was David a descendent of Jesus, he was also a foreshadowing of the King to come. David was a lowly shepherd of sheep who became king. Jesus is the Good Shepherd of His people and someday He’ll be the KING of kings. There is none so noble as Jesus Christ.

How about you? What reminds you of Jesus that begins with the letter N?

See you in a twinkling,

Brenda K. Hendricks

 

Following our Appetites

Soul detox

Part 27

We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way… (Isaiah 53:6a)

??????????Sheep are notorious for getting lost. They follow their appetites to greener pastures but have no sense of direction to find their way back home.

If I followed my appetite, it would lead me straight to the local bakery. This past weekend proved that I’d have trouble finding my way back home too. I over indulged…big time…not just one day, but the entire weekend. And today, I’m paying the price—borderline migraine. Pardon me, while I go take something to ward it off. This “hangover” is nothing new. I know my system can only handle so much sugar before it punishes me for the overload. Nevertheless when it comes to sweets, I’m as dumb as a sheep.

But wait! I’m not alone in this flock. Read More

See you in a twinkling,

Brenda K. Hendricks