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.
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;
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 13:7; Mat 26:31; Mar 14:27).
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).