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Daily Devotional – April 18


Sheep have a definite reputation for being about the dumbest animals on earth. 

In the book of Acts, a couple disciples referred to the church congregation as a “flock” for which may be the cause of many a problem in today’s churches. It has furthered the stereotype that laypeople are the flock of dumb sheep under the watchful eye of the all-knowing shepherd.  

However, Paul offered some strong observations for the sheep to recognize what a real shepherd looks like:

I Corinthians 4:9-10 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We [are] fools for Christ’s sake, but ye [are] wise in Christ; we [are] weak, but ye [are] strong; ye [are] honourable, but we [are] despised.

Sometimes its in the best interest of the sheep to consider what a real shepherd looks like when evaluating their own.  If he’s just another dumb sheep, then that would make the rest of the flock the “dumber” ones.


April 18, 2007 - Posted by | Daily Devotional

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