The Lord is My Shepherd

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When I think about the 23rd Psalm, I regard the Shepherd personally: “The Lord is MY Shepherd”

To list all of the implications of this personal Shepherd described in Psalm 23 is perhaps an impossible undertaking; therefore, I will present a few of the shepherding characteristics that each and every child of God can count on from Jesus, the Good Shepherd:

  • He provides a genuine sense of belonging and possesses a knowledge about us on the deepest level (John 10 14; John 10:3; Ps. 23:1).
  • He provides all I need (Ps. 23:1; Phil. 4:19)
  • The Good Shepherd causes me to rest, be safe and secure, and experience peace (Ps.23:2,
  • He restores/heals our minds, wills, and emotions (souls) (Psalm 23:3)
  • Jesus leads me on the right (righteous) path; He does not drive or force me, but shows me the way (Psalm 23:3; John 10:27)
  • He never leaves us or forsakes us—we do not need to fear anything or anyone because Jesus protects us (Ps. 23:4; Luke 15:3-7)
  • Our lives overflow with His abundant supply and power—no matter our circumstances—because of His consistent and ever-present goodness and mercy toward us (Psalm 23: 5-6)
  • We will dwell with our Good Shepherd forever! (Psalm 23:6)

One Reply to “The Lord is My Shepherd”

  1. Sometimes we forget as we go through life and witness what Psalms says, Jesus made the supreme gift, death on the cross to seal his being our shepherd FOREVER.

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