“God Is Greater Than The Kidnapper” (John 10: 28 – 30, HCSB) by Carley Evans

Jesus says eternal life is His gift to His sheep. Because He gives His sheep this gift, “they will never perish — ever!” His sheep “hear [His] voice, [He] knows them, and they follow [Him].” (John 10: 27}

Jesus speaks of someone who tries to kidnap His sheep, who wants to “snatch them out of [His] hand.” Simultaneously, He promises that “no one will snatch them out of My hand” because “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all.”

Jesus’ Father is greater than the kidnapper.

Jesus promises, “I assure you; I Am the door of the sheep. All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep do not listen to them. I Am the door. If anyone enters by me, he is saved and comes in and goes out and finds pasture. A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I Am come so that they may have life and have it in abundance. I Am the good shepherd.” (John 10: 7 – 11)