The first question that may came to mind; Is there a bad or poor shepherd? Yes there is. A bad shepherd is one that makes little or no effort to cater for the flock; but destroys the flock, leading them astray to the predictor or letting the flock loose. The bad shepherd is aimed at stealing, killing and destroying; “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John. 10:10, NKJV).
On the other hand, the good shepherd is one that ensures that the flock is safe from the predictor. Jesus, the good shepherd, provides life to His flock (His Followers, Christians). This is through Him saving us by overcoming death. In the world, there are many voices; however we have a choice to make on which voice to heed to amongst them. Jesus’ flock know His voice and will be able to identify and follow it and they shall not get lost. We as Christians should not listen to the many voices but attentively listen to that of Jesus. From the Bible, get the voice of Jesus and from the Holy Spirit that He left us with. In addition to reading the Bible, through prayer we communicate with Our Lord and thus listen to His Voice.