Reflections… a Scripture verse and inspiration for daily living [5/13/19]

Can you recall an instance where someone you know has been told something over and over again, yet they seem not to have heard or understood.  Sometimes we jokingly say they have “selective hearing.”  The Jews in this passage of Scripture heard, they just didn’t believe.  Jesus goes on to explain that they were not part of His flock; they didn’t know Him and would not recognize His voice.  Jesus goes on to clearly state that those who know Him and follow Him shall never perish; they have eternal life.  Father God, such an awesome gift followers of your Son, Jesus Christ, have been given.  May we find reassurance in knowing that no one can snatch us from Your hand; we are secure.  Praise your holy name.  Amen.

Passage: John 10:24-30

The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense?
          If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”

Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe.          
          The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, but you do not believe because you are not my sheep.          
          My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me

I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.
          My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.

I and the Father are one.”

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