I Am Known by Him!
Saturday, January 21
“I am the good shepherd; and I know my sheep, and am known by My own.” (John 10:14)
Jesus emphasizes not only does He know His sheep, but also His sheep “know and recognize Me” (John 10:14 AMPC).
Jesus is clear, those who are His sheep will sooner or later be drawn to Him. He also states, “no one is able to snatch them out of My hand” after we confess belief in Him as Lord and Savior. (John 10:28 AMPC)
The revised Amplified Bible clarifies the relationship Jesus’ sheep have with Him: “I am the Good Shepherd, and I know [without any doubt those who are] My own and My own know Me [and have a deep, personal relationship with Me]” (John 10:14 AMP).
Jesus gave me eternal life by acceptance of His grace and mercy as full payment for my sin. If I am truly one of His sheep, I will cultivate a deep and personal relationship with Him. The more I study the Word and let its power flow through my life, the better I am able to hear, discern and obey His voice. I am truly blessed!
Prayer for the Day: Lord Jesus, thank You for knowing each of us and caring enough for us to continue to guide and protect us. Thank You for Your desire for us to know You more intimately. Help us, Lord, to willingly follow and serve You! – Amen.
Personal Prayer: “Lord Jesus, You ask – “Who do you say that I am?” Lord, open my mind so I can understand who You are, and who I am in You.”