Jesus is the shepherd over sheep who know only His voice and direction for their lives. They are a flock of sheep who look only to God for their very existence,for they know He has their best interest at heart!(John 10:1-5).
The precious sheep of God are a people who have been redeemed from a former life they once had lived away from Him. We are now a people who deny unrighteousness,live soberly and righteously in the present world where we shine as a light in the darkness. (Matthew 5:14-16).
Although to the world we may seem peculiar,we are viewed in the eyes of God as His precious sheep none the less. (Titus 2:11-15) 11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
As christians we know when our life is over upon the earth we will stand in our spiritual body before the Lord who has redeemed our soul!(Job 19:25-27).
Know ye that the Lord he is God:it is He that hath made us,and not we ourselves;we are His people,and the sheep of His pasture(Psalm 100:3).