Why should I praise Him? Let me count the reasons…


(Shepherd-related biblical reasons to praise my Savior)


704 – Because He not only saves, but also shepherds His people… (Psa 28:9)

705 – He bears them up forever (Psa 28:9),

706 – and leads them as a flock (Psa 80:1).

707 – Because feeds His flock like a shepherd;

708 – He gathers the lambs in His arms,

709 – and carries them in His bosom,

710 – and gently leads those who are with young (Isa 40:11).

711 – Because He, the One Shepherd, gives words of truest wisdom (like goads, like well-driven nails) (Ecc 12:11).

712 – Because He knows His sheep, who follow Him (Jhn 10:27).

713 – Because He gives them eternal life, so they shall never perish,

714 – and no one can snatch any of them out of His hand (Jhn 10:28)

715 – That’s because His Father, who has given them to Him, is greater than all,

716 – and no one can snatch them out of His hand (Jh 10:29).

717 – Because He is against the earthly under-shepherds who allow His flock to become a prey,

718 – and against those who instead feed themselves on the flock

719 – Because He makes such worthless shepherds answerable to Him.

720 – and will take the flocks away from them, that they feed on them no more (Eze 34:8,10).

721 – Because, as a shepherd seeks out his flock, He Himself will search for His sheep and seek them out… (Eze 34:11).

722 – He will deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day (Eze 34:12).

723 – Because He brings out His flock, Israel, from the peoples and gathers them from the countries, and brings them to their own land;

724 – He feeds them on the mountains, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country (Eze 34:12-13).

725 – Because He feeds—and will feed—them in good pasture, on the high mountains of Israel, where they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture (Eze 34:14).

726 – …as He promises, “I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down” (Eze 34:15), so He does.

727 – Because He seeks the lost and rescues those driven away,

728 – He binds up the broken

729 – and strengthens the sick;

730 -but He will destroy the fat and strong “sheep” who take advantage of and oppress the weak and helpless—and will feed them with judgment (Eze 34:16,18-22).

731 – Because He will judge between sheep and sheep,

732 – and between rams and goats Eze 34:17.

733 – Because He will establish One Shepherd over them, who shall feed them (Eze 34:23-24)

734 – Because in Passion Week He painfully fulfilled the prophecy, “Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, Against the Man who is My Companion,” Says the LORD of hosts. “Strike the Shepherd, And the sheep will be scattered (Zec 13:7Mat 26:31Mar 14:27).

735 – Because when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd (Mat 9:36Mar 6:34).

736 – Because when all the nations are gathered before Him, He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides sheep from goats (Mat 25:32).

737 – Because He is the shepherd of the sheep who enters by the door (Jhn 10:2).

738 – Because He is the good shepherd Who gives His life for the sheep (Jhn 10:11).

739 – Because He is not a mere hireling, who sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees—because He owns the sheep, (Jhn 10:12)            .

740- Because as The Good Shepherd He knows His sheep, and is known by them (Jhn 10:14).

741 – Because He brings in other sheep not of the original fold, who will hear His voice, and He will make them one flock and be their one shepherd (Jhn 10:16).

742 – Because although we were like sheep going astray, we can return to the Him…

743 – because He is  the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls (1Pe 2:25).

744 – Because when He, as Chief Shepherd, appears, we will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away (1Pe 5:4).

745 – Because He is the Lamb in the midst of the throne who will shepherd  and lead His own to living fountains of waters…

746 – And He will wipe away every tear from their eyes (Rev 7:17)…

747 – Because He makes them fruitful and increase (Jer 23:3).

748 – Because He bids us, “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luk 12:32).


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6 thoughts on “Why Praise the Shepherd?

  1. Oo, I never thought of that, Tereasa! I am sitting here thinking that a lot of beautiful key words in the Bible have probably been misappropriated by spiritual abusers, and that this has helped cause the worst effects of their abuse: avoidance of the truth in the words, precepts, and scriptures that they so twisted as to make them odious—avoidance even of faith in the True One Himself. (I could weep!) #717-720, and 730 are good to focus on. I wanted to include a lot more like that, but thought they all said basically the same thing. Both Ezekiel and Jeremiah have *a lot* to say about God’s condemnation of these false shepherds. After we left our association with leaders who turned out to be such, my husband and I spent a lot of time on these scripture passages, and drew much strength and comfort from them. I hope this list above did turn out to be a help to you, focusing you on the TRUE Shepherd. You were brave to keep reading through it. God bless you!

  2. Those truths just by themselves are so precious, aren’t they, Pam? Blessings to you!

  3. When I was a chaperone two years ago for our daughter’s sr. trip to the (formerly Communistic) Czech Republic, I went with some trepidation. The Lord reminded me that He is my Good Shepherd and that He protects those who are with young, as the other chaperones and I were. In two potentially very dangerous circumstances while abroad, indeed, our Good and Gentle Shepherd led us to safety. I shall never forget it, but these reminders make the memory all the more potent. Thank you. And I quoted from Messiah in another post, and am reminded of another solo I love singing from the same great oratorio: “He Shall Lead His Flock Like a Shepherd.” And He does. He truly does!
    Bless you, Sylvie, for these wonderful posts.

  4. Wow, Lynn. Rejoicing in the Good and Gentle Shepherd with you today!

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