The Shepherd for the Sheep
- Jesus had to lack everything for His sheep.
- Instead of rest in green pastures, He had no place to lay His head (Matthew 8:20).
- Instead of still waters, He was baptized with the wrath of God (Luke 12:50).
- Instead of a restored soul, His soul was poured out unto death (Isaiah 53:12).
- Instead of being led in right paths, He was lead as a sheep to the slaughter and offered Himself as a propitiation so that God might be proved righteous (Acts 8:32, Romans 3:25-26).
- Instead of fearing no evil in the dark death valley, He was made evil Who knew no evil and sorrowed unto death as He contemplated the darkness of death that would utterly consume Him (2 Corinthians 5:21, Mark 14:34-36).
- Instead of having God with him as His comfort, God forsook Him, pouring out His just wrath upon Him (Matthew 27:46).
- Instead of having a rod and a staff to comfort Him, the rod of the Father was pleased to crush Him (Isaiah 53:10).
- Instead of having a table spread before Him, He hungered in the wilderness and thirsted unto death (Luke 4:1-2, John 19:28).
- Instead of having His head anointed with oil, He wore a blood-soaked crown of thorns (Matthew 27:29).
- Instead of having a cup that overflows, He drank the cup of the wrath of God to the dregs (Isaiah 51:17, Matthew 26:39).
- Instead of goodness and mercy pursuing Him all His days, wrath and torment pursued Him unto death (Isaiah 53).
- Instead of dwelling in the house of the LORD, He was banished from the dwelling of the LORD as the unclean and cursed one (Galatians 3:13)
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