If you read the subject line you might have been tempted to say, “Nothing! I am too smart to need to learn anything from sheep and they are too dumb to teach me!” Read today’s devotional and see if you still say that. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Isaiah 53:6 ESV
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.
“Man is a proud creature, and loath to be beholden; he would be happy and sufficient to himself…and if we could heal our own wounds we would never return to God…. If man can heal conscience, and dress up a form of religion, there they rest…. Of all creatures, sheep are most apt to stray, and most unable to return. Swine and dogs know the way home again, but sheep do not…. It is Jesus Christ alone that must carry the strayed lamb home upon his own shoulder…”
[The Complete Works of Thomas Manton XIV, (London: James Nisbet & Co., 1871), p. 51]