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Dr. David Jeremiah Daily Devotional April 9 2022 : The Depths of His Love: His Heart Broke for the Lost

David Jeremiah Daily Devotional April 9 2022 : 

But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
Matthew 9:36

In some mountainous regions of Europe, cattle can be driven into the high pastures in the spring where they will graze unattended. Not so for flocks of sheep. Wherever sheep are found, there will be a shepherd. Sheep are small and vulnerable and prone to wander. In the biblical culture, where sheep were numerous, the image of sheep and shepherds was often employed.

In John 10, Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd of those who followed Him—and spoke of that relationship in intimate terms. This was a counterpoint to Ezekiel 34 where God rebuked the leaders of Israel for failing to care for His “flock.” It’s no wonder, then, that when Jesus looked out over the Jewish people “He was moved with compassion for them.” They were tired and lost, like sheep without a shepherd.

Jesus demonstrates the depths of His love by His compassion for lost souls. If you feel lost, know He is seeking you. If you do know Him today, be assured He watches over you.

For some, our greatest ability seems to be to get away from the Shepherd.
Geoffrey King.

Author : David Jeremiah

Source: Turning point Ministries /davidjeremiah.org

1 thought on “Dr. David Jeremiah Daily Devotional April 9 2022 : The Depths of His Love: His Heart Broke for the Lost”

  1. I listen to you every morning on my commute to work. Thank you for the way you explain the Bible. I have your Bible, and I love it. I’m a nurse and I share pray for my patients every day. During Covid last year, our surgical unit closed for 5 weeks, and myself and my coworkers were moved to the Covid unit. I’ve never seen anything like it and I pray I never have to again. Each day when I’d come home, my husband was waiting with his arms open. I’ve never cried so much, or prayed for people as I did during that time. It was a humbling experience and it brought me closer to God than ever before, therefore I’m thankful. God bless you and your family and thank you for what you do🙏🙏🙏

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