Like a Lost Sheep
Like a Lost Sheep
God’s word often refers to His people as “sheep”. What a true likeness! We so easily wander away from what is best for us — and actually from what we like. When we get lost in our troubles, and stray from God’s word, we’re in desperate need of our Savior. Truthfully, He is the only one who can honestly help us in the way we need help.
We are just like the writer of Psalm 119:171-176, where he says,
Let my lips utter praise,
For You teach me Your statutes.
Let my tongue sing of Your word,
For all Your commandments are righteousness.
Let Your hand be ready to help me,
For I have chosen Your precepts.
I long for Your salvation, O LORD,
And Your law is my delight.
Let my soul live that it may praise You,
And let Your ordinances help me.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant,
For I do not forget Your commandments.
Here, he does “praise” and “sing” to God. He knows God is truly righteous and “ready to help”. He actually chooses God’s “precepts” and “commandments” because he loves them and longs for God’s “salvation”. In spite of all his love for the goodness of God’s ways, he has to confess that he has “gone astray like a lost sheep“.
He needs God to find him and help him, because he just cannot “forget” God’s “commandments” — the good and right ways of our LORD. And, God is willing, for Jesus says,
I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. John 10:11
I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me. John 10:14
We have a lot to be thankful for, so we say, “Hallelujah! LORD, thank You for Your faithful and loving care.”
A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods.
Pray for our country.
The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.