He’s Got Your Past, Present, and Future

“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.”

Psalm 23:1

Ponder This

The Lord Jesus Christ is described as a Shepherd three times in the New Testament. He is called the Good Shepherd in John 10:11: “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” That’s the past—Mount Calvary.

He is called the Chief Shepherd in 1 Peter 5:4: “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of glory that does not fade away.” In the future, He will return.

Finally, He is called the Great Shepherd in Hebrews 13:20-21: “…that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever, Amen.” That’s the present. He makes us complete.

The Good Shepherd—He died for me. The Chief Shepherd—He's coming for me. The Great Shepherd—He lives for me.

Practice This

The Good Shepherd cares for you, past, present, and future. Praise Him today—thank Him for making provision for you…before you were even born.