“When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.” –John 10:4
Something hit me today as I was listening to another minister’s sermon. It wasn’t the sermon that got my attention. It was just a single phrase that was said: “Hearing the voice of God…” That phrase for whatever reason reminded me of the teaching of Jesus over in John 10 as he gave the illustration about him being the Good Shepherd and the Shepherd of the Sheep. The context of the passage has to do with Jesus talking to the Pharisees—those who were supposed to be the shepherds of Israel, under their one Shepherd, God.