What Jesus Did! 'One Flock from Many Sheepfolds' — John 10:16

Monday, July 18, 2022

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[Jesus continued,] "I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd."
— John 10:16 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus didn't come to save only a few. He didn't die just for one race or one people. He came for the entire world. His desire is for us to lay aside our differences and find our peace in him. When we listen to his voice, when he is our one true shepherd, then we can lie down in peace [1] and trust one another.

[1] Psalm 23:1-3 NIV.

Today's Prayer

Father, I long for the day when all the barriers that divide the people of earth are gone, and we find joy and peace in your presence. I long for the time when all peoples can join with one voice to praise you for your grace, holiness, mercy, faithfulness, justice, righteousness, and might. Maranatha — come, O Lord! In Jesus' name. Amen

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 12:31-33
  • John 3:13-17
  • Matthew 28:18-20

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Illustration of John 10:16 NLT — [Jesus continued,] "I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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