Known and Knowing
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
“…The sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out” (John 10:3).
“…He goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice” (John 10:4).
“And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him…” (John 10:5).
“…I am the door of the sheep” (John 10:7).
“…He shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture” (John 10:9).
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep” (John 10:11).
“I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine” (John 10:14).
“…I lay down my life for the sheep” (John 10:15).
Surely when I follow my Shepherd I am followed by goodness and mercy!