“When he has brought his own sheep outside, he walks on before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.” John 10:4 Amplified
Jesus is call the good Shepherd and in our verse today He is explaining to the Pharisees and his followers the relationship between the shepherd and his sheep. Believers are considered sheep who follow their Shepherd and we must always stay in tune with Him so that we follow where He leads. Like the animal we are described as, we can stray from the flock and get injured or have some other calamity fall upon us. The Shepherd speaks to us through His word and when we are seeking to listen we can hear him with our heart.