“God is not the author of evil, of the horrible acts we hear about on the evening news. Yet God allows our way of life to be threatened so that we will wake up and focus our energies on sharing the hope of eternal life. Jesus allows His sheep to smell the breath of the wolf so that they will bleat out the name of their shepherd and depend on Him.” Tom White, Voice of the Martyrs, page 2, March 2010
After I learned about the character of sheep in real life, I finally began to understand why we are referred to as sheep so many times in God’s word. We certainly are like sheep! We follow so easily what ever sounds good or looks good. If you draw near to Him and learn His voice then you will follow the true Shepherd.
“When he puts all forth his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.” John 10:4