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Thursday, May 11, 2017

May 11 – Listen, Know, Follow

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27 (NIV)

When Jesus was on this earth walking among the people he used familiar words to describe Himself – one of them was when he described Himself as the Good Shepherd. He called His followers His sheep. Here we read that followers of Jesus listen to His voice. That means, of course, that Jesus is speaking to His followers. We believe that He does this in various ways. We hear his voice as we read the Bible or as we listen to others reading from it. He has so much to tell us. When we read in the Old Testament we can sense Him speaking to us. He speaks to us in the New Testament too.  We can hear Him in the record of His teaching to the disciples and the people. We can hear his voice in the letters written to the churches. Jesus also speaks to us in our hearts through our consciences and He uses the Bible to confirm what he says. Let's be sure we're listening, and when we hear his voice, let's follow.

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