If sheep are not sheared, their wool continues to grow and weighs them down. When sheep are sheared, some of the wool is useful and good and other parts are too dirty to be of any use.
Consider your life, my fellow sheep. Note this. We are called sheep for a purpose. God shears all of us eventually. We are all called to the shearing. Some of our losses are painful. They are good things that we have enjoyed and that probably blessed others. Yet God in his wisdom, clips them off.
Other things are wrong and we ourselves know it. We’ve clung to these bad choices far too long. God says no, they have to go. Often, they are the things we most enjoy, but they are the worst for us.
The head wool is usually full of dirt and bits of hay. That’s why God says – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2)
After the sheep is sheared, its skin is generally dusted with insecticide because its skin is vulnerable to insect bites.
Friend, in every area of our sheep-like life we must be protected by a dusting of the word.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3)
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away” (Matthew 24:25).
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