“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (v11). Jesus called people to follow him not just because it is right, but because he is good. He explained that false paths and false gods only desire to “kill, steal, and destroy” us (v10), but he comes to bring us abundant life. He is not just the victorious King and Judge but also the shepherd who loves us enough to die for us.
“If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture” (v9). Jesus calls us to trust him, follow him, and obey him, so that we will “find pasture”: satisfying, joyful life.