The Lord is My Shepherd
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Those words have brought comfort to readers for generations. Let's turn to the 23rd Psalm to rediscover the truth and encouragement of this beloved passage.
The 23rd Psalm starts by saying, “The Lord is my shepherd.” And though the words are poetic and memorable, they also imply that we’re sheep.
Refreshment is hard to come by. Deep, soothing peace that affects us at the deepest level. And yet, that’s exactly what we’re promised as children of God!
Let's continue this week’s Bible study in Psalm 23. We’re easily frightened, we lose our way, and we often wander from the Shepherd.
The 23rd Psalm talks about a “valley of the shadow of death.” It refers to the narrow and dangerous places that a shepherd would lead his sheep through to get to green pastures. Let's study Psalm 23.
What kind of animal would you consider to be courageous? A lion? An eagle? Whatever creature we put in that category, it certainly wouldn’t be a sheep! The 23rd Psalm calls us sheep. And following the Shepherd takes courage!
Haddon Robinson continues a study in Psalm 23, and comes to the phrase, “you prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies.” Join us for a lesson in trusting the Shepherd.
Have you ever had one of those days where you were down about everything? Complaints came naturally and the outlook was dark? Let's look at the phrase in the 23rd Psalm that says, “My cup runs over.”
When you think about next week, next year, or even the next decade, what do you hope for? What do you fear? Together with the author, we can say, “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.”