Savannah River Baptist Church

Sheep and the Shepherd


There are many animals that God created with an amazing sense of direction. Sheep are not part of that elite group of animals. God created sheep to be dependent upon the guidance of the shepherd. This is one reason why the Bible often compares people to sheep.  We need the leadership of the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Apart from God and His perfect Word, we are hopelessly lost. God does not need the help of a “backseat driver.” Our job is simple, but surprisingly difficult: to submissively follow as He leads. God’s Word tells us in Proverbs 3:6, “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Where is God trying to lead you?…your family?…our church? We may not always know where He is leading us, but we can be sure He has our needs in mind!