“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.”
In John 10, repeatedly, Jesus reminds us that He is the good shepherd and we are His sheep. He goes before the sheep and they follow because they know His voice. The Lord promises His sheep eternal life as long as we admit and accept that we are His sheep.
To be His sheep we don’t just hear His voice we listen. Like your own children that hear your instruction and walk away we find ourselves hearing from God daily but are we listening? Are we taking what He says am applying it to our lives?
He knows everything about us and all He wants is us to follow Him. He goes before us to pave the way and all He asks is that we follow. Following Jesus takes faith that His way is better than ours. We can’t always see where He is taking us but if we trust and follow Him it will lead us to eternal life and abundant life here on earth.
If we accept that we are His sheep we will have eternal life and we will not perish (suffer death). I don’t know about you but the fear of death can be overwhelming at times but with God we have nothing to fear.
We are in His mighty hand and no one can snatch us. If we choose the Lord no one can take us away. The enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy but if we accept Jesus into our lives the enemy can no longer have us. If we stay close to God the enemy can’t get to us.
Stay close to the Lord, listen to Him, follow Him, trust in His promises and you will not perish.