"I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?" (v32). Some people tolerated Jesus’ good works but were infuriated with his claim to be one with the Father (v30,33). They recognized that his words about being “the good shepherd” and “the door” were claims of unique authority and a call for people to respond with their whole hearts. “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (v27).
“And many believed in him there” (v42). “Believing” in Jesus is more than a mental idea; it is when we hear the Shepherd’s voice and answer his call.