All who came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.
John 10:8 NET
Jesus is the true Messiah, sent by the Father. The religious leaders of his day did not represent the will of God. Whoever listened to Jesus was actually the spiritual flock, the real followers.
The Lord calls us. Will we hear? Will we answer?
To hear means more than just listening. It’s a term from the Old Testament to indicate discipleship and obedience.
When we listen to today’s religious figures, instead of Jesus, we don’t belong to his flock.