162. “He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out” (John 10:4).
Can we hear the shepherd’s voice? In this statement, Jesus implies that there are sheep who do not belong to the shepherd, and even though they may physically hear his voice, they do not follow Him because He is not their shepherd. That’s a fascinating fact about sheep. As is the truth that those who do belong to Him can discern their shepherd’s voice from a myriad of others. That’s the question for us. Can we still hear Him? Do we move when He calls? Do we want to follow Him or are we as prone to respond to other shepherds?