Written by David, Psalm 23 is one of the best-known Psalms 📖🙂.
Many books have been written about this ‘Shepherd Psalm’. It is read at lots of different services, including weddings and funerals. The six verses contain a mine of timeless spiritual truth that bring joy and comfort to those who read them.
David knew what the job of a shepherd involved, both day and night. The presence of the shepherd was so important to the sheep in the fields 🐏.
Similarly, The Lord cares and watches over His sheep. How amazing that He is a personal SHEPHERD to us when we trust Him as Saviour. He is the SUPPLIER of our every need. He is our SUSTAINER in the difficult paths of life, when we are afraid or trouble comes our way.
The Lord is our STRENGTH, providing spiritual food in His Word. Ultimately, He is our SECURITY, not only in this life, but forever in His eternal home. Jesus the Good Shepherd loved us so much that He died and rose again so that we can live and never die spiritually ✝️😌
“The King of love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never,
I nothing lack if I am His
And He is mine forever.”
An extract from the hymn ‘The King of Love My Shepherd Is’, by William Henry Baker 🎶