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Sheep listen only to the voice of the shepherd

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I have been reading the book of John and in chapter 10, I learnt that sheep do not listen to the voice of a stranger, but only listen to their shepherd. The study note on that particular verse says the following: 



they know his voice: Repeated observations regarding shepherding in the Middle East confirm that sheep have the amazing ability to distinguish between the voice of their own shepherd and that of other shepherds or strangers. As Jesus indicated, shepherds would name each sheep, even when flocks were large. (Joh 10:3, 27) So from an early age, the sheep would hear the shepherd’s voice calling out their names as he guided and trained them. In addition, shepherds would use personalized sounds to distinguish themselves from other shepherds. They would teach the sheep to respond to different calls, or voice commands, in order to protect them from dangers or lead them to good pastures and water. Sheep can thus be said to know their shepherd’s unique voice, not only in the sense of identifying his voice as different from other voices but also in the sense of recognizing his tender care and protection for them individually and as a flock.

I was curious to see if there were any videos on YouTube. I found one which amazingly bears out the above and shows that we can learn a lot from humble sheep. : ) 



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