“And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.” John 10:16-17
A good shepherd lays down his life, not for other shepherds but for his own sheep.
This must be your aim; to bring the other sheep also to one fold, and under one shepherd. He said, “And other sheep I have…” It’s time now, that I should be accountable for them, and time I should bring them under my care – and they shall hear my voice!
I’m not leaving my sheep under the care of other shepherds, for as far as I know they’re hirelings, predators, wolves and such as run away when my sheep are in trouble.
Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life – I take good care of my sheep all year round.
Com’on folks, let’s labour to bring our young under our wings; to the fold where they will hear our voice.