Sheep? Ha!

My roommate & I were having a lively discussion some time back – splitting atoms & such. And we got to talking about how funny it is that God refers to us as sheep. She looks at me & says “Do you know how DUMB sheep are??” – I started rolling, seriously- grabbed my SMART phone & looked up their characteristics, and this is what I found. It is hilarious to put it mildly – & quite eye opening.

The List:
1. timid, fearful, easily panicked
2. dumb stupid, gullible
3. very vulnerable to fear, frustration, pests, hunger
4. easily influenced by a leader, by the shepherd
5. stampede easily, vulnerable to mob psychology
6. little or no means of self-defense; can only run
7. easily killed by enemies
8. the shepherd is most effective, calming influence
9. jealous, competitive for dominance
10. constantly need fresh water, fresh pasture
11. have very little discernment in choosing food or water
12. best water source is early morning dew
13. perverse, stubborn – will insist on their own way , even eating poisonous plants or drinking dirty water
14. easily “cast” – flipped over on their back, unable to right themselves
will die of starvation if not turned over by shepherd; helpless
15. frequently look for easy places to rest
16. don’t like to be sheared, cleaned
17. too much wool can cause sheep to be easily “cast”
18. creatures of habit; get into “ruts”
19. need the most care of all livestock
20. need to be “on the move”; need a pre-determined plan, pattern of grazing
21. totally dependent of shepherd for every need
22. need “rod and staff” guidance

Now I know that may be disappointing to those of us who think so highly of ourselves, but we can all use a little humility from time to time, huh? Yep, it describes you too. C’mon, you know it.

Personally, I am grateful eternal for my Good Shepherd. I admit I see myself all over that list. It is what it is.

Peace y’all… ❤


4 thoughts on “Sheep? Ha!

  1. Kathleen

    My youngest is making a Christian Sheep Pen on Minecraft. Why? Because Jesus said we are his sheep and He is the shepherd. This was his own idea, but done on the same day as your blog post. Thought it was serendipitous.


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