One of the Bible’s most famous chapters, the 23rd Psalm is a great personal insight into David’s love and knowledge of God. As a shepherd, warrior, fugitive, and king, David had a unique insight into the character and devotion God has for His chosen. As David wrote out the scripture, He probably envisioned days that he sat out on a hillside, watching those silly animals. He knew how truly helpless they would be without a shepherd.
David, while picturing almighty God as his shepherd. thought about all the different ways a shepherd tends a flock. As he considered the lengths and depths, the king was humbled by God’s great love for us. Further, David knew that God as a shepherd touched all aspects of our lives.
Tomorrow we will look more closely at the role God our shepherd takes to prepare, provide and protect us. For today, we need simply to remember that God does watch and care for us with great love and focus. He will complete His plan for us and lead us to eternity in the most loving and watchful way.
God Bless You
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord