John 10: 14-18.
We tend to be more willing to listen, and so will happily pay more attention, when we know that the voice we are hearing carries some level of authority. Not “authority” in terms of enforcing rules, so much as “authority” in terms of the voice of a person who we can easily see knows what they’re talking about. Perhaps that comes through scholarly wisdom, but Jesus is drawing our attention to relationship in these verses. He speaks out of the unbreakable relationship of love that He shares with His Father.
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