Son, I call My sheep by name and lead them. I walk ahead of them, and they follow Me because they know My voice. They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice. Those who come to Me will be saved, and they will be free to find good pastures. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one can snatch them away from Me.
Son, when people refuse to listen to Me, they will listen to the evil one, and his purpose is to steal, kill and destroy their life. If they continue to listen to him they cannot walk with Me. To walk with Me they must confess that they are sinners; that I am the only One who can save them. They must listen to My voice and follow Me, and I will give them a satisfying life in this world, and eternal life with Me!
Lord, I will listen for Your voice because it is the source of all my joy, and Your words give me hope.