Jesus wants us to be ready for His return. On that day, He will come in great glory with all the angels of heaven.
He will judge all men and women. He will be like a shepherd who separates the sheep from the goats. He will separate the people who have done good deeds from the people who have done evil. The good who believe in Jesus will receive everlasting life in God’s Kingdom. The others will go to everlasting punishment.Matthew 25:31-46 http://globalrecordings.net/
Jesus told a parable against the Pharisees. He said that they were like hired shepherds.
A hired shepherd cares about his wages, but he does not care so much for the sheep. The Pharisees did not care for God’s people, and they would not believe in Jesus. Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd. I will give My life to save My sheep.” Jesus also told them that He is like the door of the sheepfold. You can see this in the picture. The sheep are safe while the shepherd guards the doorway. Jesus protects His people so that the evil one cannot come and destroy them. John 10:1-21 globalrecordings.net
In Israel there are many shepherds looking after their sheep. These shepherds care for their sheep.
If one sheep is lost a shepherd will leave the rest of his sheep. He goes and searches for the lost one. If he finds it, he is very happy. In the same way God does not want to lose any one of His children. We are His children if we believe in Him. He loves each one very much. If even one of His people goes away from Him, He will search for that one until He finds him or her. Matthew 18:10-14 globalrecordings.net