Jesus pictures Himself as a door and a good shepherd. The door allows access to the sheep. The good shepherd takes care of those sheep.
“I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:9
His explanation is straight forward and to the point. He states He is the door of the sheepfold meaning He was the legitimate owner of the sheep and thus He had the right to access to the sheep of the house of Israel. Jesus states all the false prophets, religious leaders, and messiahs were thieves and robbers. These false shepherds did not care for the sheep, but came to take advantage of them. (Bible-truth.org)
4. Good Shepherd
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” John 10:11
Jesus as the Good Shepherd came to give the sheep abundant life. He did not come to take advantage of the sheep, but to provide for them and give His life so that the sheep could be saved. Jesus uses the pronoun “I am” which is always emphatic, precluding there was any other. (Bible-truth.org)
Jesus is the legitimate owner of our souls. Why? He created man. He gave us life, a perfect environment, and a free will to obey and honor Him. However, man has denied access to Jesus. Many have determined they can do better than God. The results speak for themselves. Everyday more news of death, murder, suicide, wars, and riots, on the streets of America.
Even with all this wickedness taking place, God through His Son Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd offers salvation, full and free. He provides for our every need if we just trust Him as our Savior and Lord.
Repent of your sin and ask Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001