The Nature of the Good Shepherd

THE NATURE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
John Robinson

1. Yahvah helps those who help themselves.
A. In the natural realm
Proverbs 10:4,5
Proverbs 12:24
Proverbs 18:9
Proverbs 24:30
Romans 12:11
B. In the spiritual realm
Lamentations 3:25,26
James 4:8a
James 4:10
Acts 17:11

2. Yahvah helps those who can’t help themselves
Romans 5:6-10
Psalm 103:8-14
Psalm 40:17
Psalm 78:51-55
Psalm 113:5-9
1 Samuel 2:7,8

3. Yahvah helps those who help others
Psalm 41:1-3
Proverbs 22:9
Psalm 112:1-10
Proverbs 28:27
Isaiah 58:6-14
Matthew 25:31-40

4. Yahvah resists the proud but gives grace (divine help) to the humble.
Psalm 34:16
1 Peter 3:12
James 4:6
Romans 2:6-10

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