Today we look at the way in which God choosing a despised group of people might be a inspiration to our own desire to spread the word about Jesus.

David was a shepherd: (2Sam 7:8), And looked after sheep at Bethlehem, 1 Samuel 17:15. Jesus is, like David, a ruler born in Shepherd country.

“in both testaments shepherds symbolise those who care for God’s people, including the Lord himself (Ps 23:1; Isa 40:11; Jer 23:14; Heb 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25; 5:2). The shepherds of Luke 2 may, therefore, symbolize all the ordinary people who have joyfully received the gospel and have become in various ways pastors to others.”
Liefeld, Walter L. Luke. EBC 8. Edited by Frank E. Gaebelein and J. D. Douglas. Accordance electronic edition, version 2.8. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1984.

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