April 28

DAILY READINGS: Numbers 8:1-26; Proverbs 5:1-6:19; Mark 15:24-47

I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10, NKJV

The Lord Jesus loved to talk about life. In this passage He speaks of the enemies of the sheep—the thief who comes to steal and to kill and to destroy. The wolf has a similar ambition and the hireling is no better. So different is the motive of the Lord the Shepherd. He comes to give His life and, by so doing, He is able to impart life more abundant to those who put their confidence and trust in Him. He said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep,” (John 10:11, NKJV). Have you received life from Him? —R. J.

The least, the feeblest of the sheep, to him the Father gave, Kind is His
heart the charge to keep, and strong His arm to save. —P. Doddridge