John 10:4-5 "When he (the Good Shepherd) has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice."
What does the Good Shepherd's voice sound like and what would he say?
Conversely, what does the voice of the world sound like and what does it say?
Let's be honest, for most of us, the voice of the world is pretty loud and it's the most consistent voice we hear. It's the voice that tells you if you lost 10 more pounds, you'd be so much happier.
It's the voice that says the perfect shape face is oval.
It's the voice that says if you just bought that, wore that, had that or did that…then you'd be happy.
It's the voice that tells you you'll never be good enough.
It's the voice that tells you that you aren't worth anything.
It's the voice that tells you that you aren't loveable.
Feel free to add to the list.
The voice isn't always bad…but it's always there. It's the voice that's in our face and in our ear the most…and so we often end up listening to it most.
The voice of the Good Shepherd doesn't sound like that.
His is the voice that says you are mine.
His is the voice that says you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
His is the voice that says through Me, you will have life and you will have it to the fullest.
His is the voice that says you can do everything through Me, I'll give you the strength.
His is the voice that says you are worth so much, I gave my life for you.
His is the voice that says I have loved you with an everlasting love.
May you follow the voice of the Good Shepherd daily and run from the voice of the world.
His is the only voice that matters.
"For the wisdom of the world is foolishness in God's sight." 1 Corinthians 3:19