It turns out that being a shepherd isn't as worthless as you think.
That depends on which shepherd you are referring to, the good shepherd? the wicked shepherd? or the worthless shepherd that God raised up in the land to guide the stubborn flock that he abandoned after they had rejected him and paid HE, who had filled the man Jesus with HIS spirit [in order to reveal himself to the world,
] the majestic wage of thirty pieces of silver, see Zechariah 11: 12-17.
I presume that you accept the Gospel of Matthew as the truth, and there is a prophecy of the Lord in the NT concerning the raising up of that Shepherd.
In Matthew 27: 9-10; we read; “Then what was spoken by (Jeremiah) the prophet was fulfilled: "They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the LORD commanded me."
The words here quoted are not in any copy of Jeremiah extant. But they bear a strong resemblance to the words of Zechariah 11:12-13. And it seems, from a remark of Augustine, that the original copies of Matthew 27: 9-11; in his time named no prophet, but that Matthew 27: 9-19, originally said; “That which was spoken by ‘THE PROPHET’
was fulfilled: "They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the LORD commanded me." Indeed, it is believed that the name (Jeremiah) was erroneously inserted by some much later officious transcriber.
“That which was spoken by ‘THE PROPHET’
was fulfilled: "They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the LORD commanded me." THE PROPHET
being Zechariah 11: 12 to 17.
Zechariah 11:12-17 New King James Version (NKJV) Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver.
And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD for the potter. 14 Then I cut in two my other staff, Bonds, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
And the LORD said to me, “Next, take for yourself the implements of a foolish shepherd. For indeed I will raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for those who are cut off, nor seek the young, nor heal those that are broken, nor feed those that still stand. But he will eat the flesh of the fat and tear their hooves in pieces.
“Woe to the worthless shepherd,
Who leaves the flock!
A sword shall be against his arm
And against his right eye;
His arm shall completely wither,
And his right eye shall be totally blinded.”
Oh you shepherd of the darkness, who claim God sent you out
And even though we know that’s true, that fact I wouldn’t flout
For God commanded Zechariah, “Throw my wages ‘cross the floor,
Those thirty bits of silver, for I’ll guide this flock no more
A worthless shepherd now I’ll raise to guide this stubborn flock
And he will be a useless one, of him I’ll take no stock
For he’ll not feed my little ones, nor search for them that’s lost
But he eats the meat of the fattest sheep. And their hooves? He tears them off
That worthless shepherd, he is doomed for abandoning my flock
His power, will I destroy by war, his arm will wither dry, then drop
And his right eye will I turn Blind, that’s why he’s never seen
The passage where I speak of him, Zechariah eleven—twelve to seventeen.
So, we've made you Jesus for the day. I've made you the Annointed :smirk: . I suppose I'll ask you why my sins are forgiven according to you?
It was the ‘SON OF MAN”
our Lord God and saviour, who had filled his servant Jesus with his spirit, and who spoke his words of salvation through his servant Jesus, who worked his mighty miracles through Jesus, and who forgave the sins of those who turned to HIM
, through Jesus.
And so, my answer to you is. I don’t l know if the biblical God of Jesus, who said to Moses; in Deuteronomy 18: 18-19; "I will send them a prophet like you from among their own people; I will put MY WORDS
in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command, and whosoever will not heed MY WORDS
, which he shall speak in MY NAME,
I will surely punish, etc,” has forgiven you for all the harsh words you have spoken against Him, as revealed in the Epistle of Jude who was of the family of Mary and the carpenter, where it is written.
“It was Enoch, the direct descendant from Adam, who long ago prophesied this about them: “The Lord will come with many thousands of his holy angels to bring judgement on all, to condemn them all for the godless deeds they have performed and for all the terrible words that godless sinners have spoken against him!”
This is the same event of which Jesus himself spoke of in Matthew 25: 31; “When the Son of Man comes as King and all the angels with him, he will sit on his royal throne, 32and the people of all the nations will be gathered before him. Then he will divide them into two groups, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the righteous people on his right and the others on his left. 34Then the King will say to the people on his right, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father! Come and possess the kingdom which has been prepared for you ever since the creation of the world.
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Away from me, you that are under God's curse! Away to the eternal fire which has been prepared for the Devil and his angels!
And so, I, who am a man as WAS
Jesus, do not know whether you will be standing on the right or the left of our lord God and saviour. “THE SON OF MAN.”
BTW bulma, who was it according to the scriptures, who raised the physical body of the man Jesus from death?