Bible Study: The Parable of the Lost Sheep

Hey, pretty girl!

A few weeks ago, I decided to order one of the mystery tees from Crazy Cool Threads. When I received the shirt, pictured below, I didn’t know what it meant. I am still learning the Bible, and receiving this shirt with the quote “he left the ninety-nine to resue me,” helped me to find something new to learn about in the Bible. After researching what this was about, a parable from the books of Matthew and Luke, I am here sharing it with all of you.

The parable of the lost sheep is a story told by Jesus in the gospels of both Matthew and Luke. This story is told by Jesus when he is criticized by others, specifically the Pharisees, for still standing by those who sin. Jesus tells this story to the Pharisees, as they were filled with prejudice about those who sin.

In the story, Jesus tells of a man who has one hundred sheep. One of the sheep goes missing. The man would go find the lost sheep, as the other 99 are not missing and have found their place in the open countryside. Once the man finds the lost sheep, he will rejoice that he has found it and return it to its place. There will not be a great celebration for the 99 sheep who were not lost, because there is less of a need. However, there will be great rejoicing over a sheep who was lost and then found, a sinner who repents, because they might not have been found. To be found is something to rejoice for.

This parable teaches us as children of God, He will seek us out when we are sinning and lost. God will be so incredibly happy, and rejoice for us, when we finally find Him. God cares about us all the same. He does not prefer those who do not sin. God wants us all to be found and renewed through Him. On Earth, this means that would should care for others regardless of their sins. Our job is to love all.

With Love, Marin

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