What Jesus Did! 'His Master's Voice®' — John 10:5-6

Friday, July 13, 2018

[Jesus said, "Sheep] won't follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don't know his voice." Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn't understand what he meant, ...
— John 10:5-6 NLT
Illustration of John 10:5-6 NLT — [Jesus said, "Sheep] won't follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don't know his voice." Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn't understand what he meant, ...

Key Thought

An old recording logo showed a dog listening at a megaphone-type speaker with the words, "His Master's Voice."® In the same way, we — as the sheep in today's verses — should know the voice of the true shepherd. We should train ourselves to recognize him and so trust him because of his love for us that we will not follow anyone who does not sound like our shepherd. Jesus is our shepherd. He speaks, and we hear the Master's voice. We follow him as Lord, and him alone.

Today's Prayer

O God, give me a heart to follow Jesus alone and an ear to recognize any impostor that might seek to steal away my heart from my Lord. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 20:24-28
  • 1 Peter 2:25
  • 2 Corinthians 11:2

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.