Hi, God’s word for me today is in Isaiah 17:6 which says, “Yet some gleanings will remain, as when an olive tree is beaten, leaving two or three on the topmost branches, four or five on the fruitful boughs,” declares the Lord, the God of Israel.”
So here Isaiah is talking about the destruction against Damascus, but here he says that “even as an olive tree is beaten, it leaves two or three on the topmost branches”, when he talks about an olive tree being beaten, even though it might seem like a stretch, it reminds me of Jesus, because the olive tree was beaten, and it left two or three on the topmost branches, and Jesus was beaten and then hung on a cross, and if you remember that the disciples were scattered when that happened, ”
And Jesus said to them,
“You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ (ESV Mark 14:27)
So the disciples all scattered, but Jesus died for a reason, what is it? To save us from our sins, thank you so much Jesus.
So Jesus came down to earth and He was struck, and even though the disciples scattered, they did come back, and Jesus saved us from our sins, because no matter what sacrifice we could have made, it wouldn’t be enough, and that’s why Jesus had to die, so that we could be saved, thank you so much Jesus.
And in John 10 it talks about how Jesus is the only way to the father, so no matter what we could do, it wouldn’t atone for our sins and how He is the shepherd, and He laid down his life for the sheep (us), “
I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (ESV John 10:9 & 11)
So Jesus is our shepherd and He laid down His life for us, thank you so much Jesus.