He is the GOOD Shepherd.
Psalm 23 clearly defines that Jesus is the GOOD Shepherd – Not the bad shepherd! So many people see God as harsh, abrupt, and punitive – None of these is a New Covenant truth! It is rather easy to know who is at work in any given situation. If it is good, it is God. If it is bad, it is the devil. Read all the books of the Bible from Romans to Jude and there is only ONE conclusion we can come to God – God is good.