Just like sheep

http://www.harvest.org/devotional/archive/devotion/2011-07-01.html

It is John 10:27 again. This verse struck me very personally. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. — John 10:27

What struck me was it’s simple clarity. If I convert to a tabular format, it’s almost like a decision table that nails down without any doubt. Simply if we do not fulfill all three criteria especially the last, it is questionable if we are born again. What are the three pointers?

  1. You hear Jesus Voice
  2. Jesus knows you
  3. You follow Jesus

What is the significant of each of these key words?

HEAR

Original Word Word Origin
ajkouvw a root
Transliterated Word TDNT Entry
Akouo 1:216,34
Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
ak-oo’-o Verb
Definition
  1. to be endowed with the faculty of hearing, not deaf
  2. to hear
    1. to attend to, consider what is or has been said
    2. to understand, perceive the sense of what is said
  3. to hear something
    1. to perceive by the ear what is announced in one’s presence
    2. to get by hearing learn
    3. a thing comes to one’s ears, to find out, learn
    4. to give ear to a teaching or a teacher
    5. to comprehend, to understand

KNOW

Strong’s Number: 1097
Original Word Word Origin
ginwvskw a prolonged form of a primary verb
Transliterated Word TDNT Entry
Ginosko 1:689,119
Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
ghin-oce’-ko Verb
Definition
  1. to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel
    1. to become known
  2. to know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of
    1. to understand
    2. to know
  3. Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse between a man and a woman
  4. to become acquainted with, to know

I’m intrigued by #3, it kinds of signifies intimacy with Jesus, the close relationship, bearing all.

FOLLOW

Strong’s Number: 0190
Original Word Word Origin
ajkolouqevw from (1) (as a particle of union) and keleuthos (a road)
Transliterated Word TDNT Entry
Akoloutheo 1:210,33
Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
ak-ol-oo-theh’-o Verb
Definition
  1. to follow one who precedes, join him as his attendant, accompany him
  2. to join one as a disciple, become or be his disciple
    1. side with his party
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~ by ymsim on 2011/07/01.

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