Genesis 46:34 “that you shall say, ‘Your servants’ occupation has been with livestock from our youth even till now, both we and also our fathers,’ that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.”
This really stuck out to me. "every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians". There are a lot of evil things done, wicked sinful occupations. But a shepherd! Jesus identifies as the good Shepherd, an abomination to the world. Egypt is a type of the world. I have discovered that this world calls evil good and good is evil. Why? Jesus is convicting to their sin. The world wont receive in Jesus to their innercircle yet Jesus receives in the world. He is not made unclean by sinners, but is sinners only option to be made clean. Jesus doesnt use this worlds systems to achieve His goals. He has His own kingdom & agendas. He is honored to take the lowly spot of a Shepherd for us. Some have joked, that those who aren't good at anything else, become pastors. In some cases, I have to agree, but in most part, its the most selfless calling that exists to man, if done correctly. No matter how large or small the flock, that shepherd will give sacrificaly for each one, with no discrimination. Jesus often would skip meals and sleep because of the love & compassion for people. Yet, after all this, the world view of a good shepherd, is abominable! Thank You LORD for being our Good Shepherd. For willingly becoming an abomination for me!