Day 56 – The Lord Is My Shepherd
The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. Ps. 23:1-2 AMP
Psalm 23 is a very interesting and rich poem of David. You would recall that David himself was a shepherd boy; his father Jesse had left him in charge of the flock when he was a small boy. David recounted to King Saul how God helped him to protect the sheep while he fought and won against a lion and a beer. David declared: the same God that helped him that time will certainly deliver him from the hands of Goliath! (1 Sam 17: 32 – 37).
David knew the role of a Shepherd. A Shepherd feeds, guides and protects the sheep. David also particularly had his faith built on the fact that his own Shepherd is God. He trusts the Lord to feed, guide and protect him. I like the way Living bible version puts it in verse 1: ‘Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need’! Note the key word here: Because. David’s confidence is in the person of The Lord.
If you will make the Lord your God, if you would put your complete trust in Him as your shepherd, you can be rest assured that you will be fully satisfied, and you will certainly dwell in safety and victory. As a child of God, get to know your God and you will be strong and do great exploits (Dan 10:32). The Lord our God is mighty; put your trust in Him and you can rest assured in Him. If you have not yet accepted Jesus as your Lord and saviour; decide to give Him your life today, and you will find rest for your soul. (Matt 11:28 – 30)
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