Hi kids! Would you love to learn a thing or two about Shepherds? Shepherds are people who watch over animals called sheep. They protect the sheep from danger and wild animals; they feed the sheep; and they lead and guide the sheep.
In Psalm 23 in the Bible, David calls God his shepherd. Do you know why? Because God always watches over his children, provides for them, protects them and guides them through His Word. Aren’t you glad you’re God’s child?
Below are some other fun facts from the Bible about shepherds.
FUN FACTS ABOUT SHEPHERDS
- The first shepherd mentioned in the Bible was Abel (Genesis 4:2).
- Some other people in the Bible were also shepherds: Abraham, Jacob, Moses and David.
- The Bible (in Psalm 23) describes God as our shepherd and we as His sheep. Interestingly, Psalm 23 was written by King David, who was a shepherd as a young boy.
- Jesus described Himself as ‘The Good Shepherd’ (John 10:11).
MORE FUN FACTS ABOUT SHEPHERDS
- A Shepherd carries a small leather bag which has his food and some other items in it.
- A Shepherd has a sling which he uses to scare off wild animals.
- A Shepherd has a flute which he uses to play music for himself and also for the sheep.
- A Shepherd has a stick which is called a rod. A rod has a smooth, rounded head. It is used by a shepherd to discipline the sheep, protect them from danger and count them.
- A Shepherd has a staff which is also called a ‘shepherd’s crook’. He uses it to guide the sheep and lead them to the right path.
- Psalm 23:1- “The Lord is my shepherd”
- Isaiah 40:11- “He will feed His flock like a shepherd;
He will gather the lambs with His arm”
- Ezekiel 34:12- “As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep”
- John 10:14- “I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.”