are not very intelligent animals. They are sweet looking animals. But
not have much sense. I have heard a man who raises sheep actually state
they really are pretty dumb animals.
sheep do not have a shepherd to guide them, they can get in all kinds
trouble. Each animal will go its own way. They do not stay together.
simply wander off in every direction looking for something to eat. They
really pay attention to where they are going. As long as they are
something to eat, they just go about their own way.
says humans are like sheep. In Isaiah 53:6, we read, “All we like sheep
gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath
him the iniquity of us all.” All of us tend to go our own way. Without
our guide, we get into all kinds of trouble. We need a Shepherd.
deserve to be punished for not following God. But Christ came and died
from the dead so that we could avoid that punishment. I am glad that
God is so
loving. Jesus loved us so much that he was willing to be die for us.
And I am
glad that he is willing to be our Shepherd.
Study your Bible. Learn all you can from it.
Learn how to follow the Good Shepherd. He only wants what is best for
if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.
Isaiah 58:13, we read, “If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath,
thy pleasure on my holy day, and call the sabbath a delight, the holy
Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor
thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words.”
in the chapter God had pointed out that the Israelites were in some
performing the required acts of worship and penitence. But they were
them for the right reasons. God also pointed out that they were not
things that they should be doing. They were not taking care of the
were not helping the oppressed. They were doing some very wicked things.
of walking according to God’s laws, they were walking according to
thinking. They were not letting God’s laws guide their actions and
Instead, they were attempting to please themselves.
said they had to turn away their feet from the Sabbath. This means that
of worshipping the way they desired, they must worship the way God
They needed to quit using their feet to walk in a selfish way, and
God’s feet to walk in his way. All of this talk about the feet is
physical feet are not really what is being talked about. It is the
mindset that is the focus of the discussion.
Study the Bible. Make sure you are walking the
right direction. Make sure you are not doing things in worship to just
yourself. Make sure your worship is what God requires. And make sure
worship is in the right mindset. And if any of this is hard to
an adult to help you.