Is The Lord Your Shepherd?

7-19-12

One of the most popular Bible passages would have to be Psalm 23. Many people would know the very first verse which states: “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” The Psalmist knew that God was his shepherd. Notice the confidence that he shows by saying, “the Lord is my shepherd.”┬áIt’s so wonderful to wake up in the morning and know that the Lord is the one leading in your life. David was a shepherd of sheep as a young man and he knew what it meant to care for sheep. As he looked upon his life, he saw God’s care for him was like a shepherd. A shepherd would gently lead his sheep into places they could be fed and watered. He would lead them down a plain path so that they would know the way to go. He would not allow them to go into dangerous places without him being right there with them to see them through. When the Lord is your Shepherd, you shall not want. Meaning, the Shepherd will be and do all that is necessary for you as one of His sheep. When the Lord is your Shephed, then you truly are a contented person and can say, “I shall not want.” How happy and contented is the sheep that follows the Shepherd!