Never has a man sounded so mighty and so meek in a single breath. As Jesus spoke these words, every Jew listening would have known that the Great Shepherd of Israel is the LORD Himself (Psalm 23). Yet what does this LORD do? He dies for His sheep like a sacri#cial Lamb. A good shepherd turns up early and mends the fences. What kind of shepherd dies for his sheep? Jesus does. And this is what reveals His true nature as LORD of all.
PRAISE Jesus, the Shepherd who was slain as a Lamb. Praise His might expressed in such meekness.