Our Lord Jesus . . . that great Shepherd of the sheep.
The Chief Shepherd. § I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own… My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. § I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. § I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick. § You were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
Heb. 13:20; 1 Peter 5:4; John 10:14, 27–28; Ps. 23:1–3;
Isa. 53:6; John 10:11; Ezek. 34:16; 1 Peter 2:25
The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it,
for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.
I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who journeyed with me… So I said, “Who are You, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.” § Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. § The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; but the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory. Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.
The God of all grace . . . called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus.
Rev. 21:23; Acts 26:13, 15; Matt. 17:1–2; Isa. 60:19–20; 1 Peter 5:10