If the Lord is your Shepherd, you shall not want for anything more. In other words, “Now I understand the purpose of my life. God, our Shepherd, does care for us. Psalm 23 is a famous chapter of the Bible with deep meaning that’s especially encouraging during times of trouble, whatever it may be.

Did … “thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” He was beaten, made ill and tormented.

Connect with us on the following social media platforms. Now, a lot of people want to call Jesus their shepherd, yet they do not want to release the rights of their lives over to Him. Frank Reed was held hostage in a cell in Lebanon from 1986 to 1990. Understanding Psalm 23: The Table, the Oil, and God’s Faithfulness, Why Jesus Wept During His Triumphal Entry, How to Lose Yourself: On Ego-Death, Self-Forgetting and Peak Experience, How We Project Our Shadow Self (The Dangers Of Projection). It is there you will find what you’re looking for in great abundance — His provision and ultimate satisfaction. The central theme of the 23rd Psalm is the everlasting protection and guidance of the Lord. The table, however, is a better illustration of how God provides for us and satisfies us. Did you notice that up until this point, Psalm 23 has been all about me? In all likelihood, many of you are very familiar with Psalm 23, but I would like to consider this portion of Scripture in the context of a life well-lived in God. Still waters are peaceful waters. Very well explained. We have lived in verses one to three of Psalm 23 for the last fifty years and, as a result, society is now turning against the testimony of Christ, with multitudes heading for hell.

Hope 103.2 will be ready to celebrate what's good in society and culture. Until that happens, one cannot honestly say, “The Lord is my shepherd.” There are other people who want to retain joint ownership. I have interwoven the honor of My name in keeping that child of mine—leading, guiding, and transforming him into what he was destined to be!” One day back on the farm, I was about to leave for work when I looked out the kitchen window and saw that about twenty of my sheep had escaped through a hole in the fence. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. So true…..what a beautiful promise that Jesus gave us..He is our Shepherd, we dont have to fear anything for He is with us.Even though we go through the valley of death.

We often hear it recited at church or during times of mourning, yet it’s more than just a beautiful, poetic stanza. You see, because I was their shepherd, their needs were my concerns. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. He took care of and protected flocks of sheep, and he wrote this psalm describing God as a shepherd and God’s people as His flock.

23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd: ” A shepherd’s job is to provide for and protect his flock; conversely this is saying that a sheep is totally dependent on the shepherd for all things. 3He restores my soul; he leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Thank God for the Good Shepherd who became the perfect, sacrificial Lamb of God, removing our sin, guilt, and shame and making us right with our Heavenly Father! Can you, too, say today that the Lord is your shepherd? This is sort of what the Lord does for us. I would never call my sheep home only to leave them high and dry in the barn. You don’t have to keep going to this club.”. It is in such a place that many Christians stand idle in indecision, and some end up turning back. The Lord and the angels in heaven rejoice every time a sinner returns home, and He is willing to let us share in this joy! That means your joy will no longer merely be because there are oats in the barn or because you feel comfortable and warm. Placing oneself equal to or similar in nature to a sheep is what King David is affirming in the opening of this prayer. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies” (Psalm 23:5). But if He is the Lord of your life, He will lead and guide you, using your life for His glory. and send me in the right direction. A shepherd’s job is to provide for and protect his flock; conversely this is saying that a sheep is totally dependent on the shepherd for all things. In verse five of Psalm 23, He prepares a beautiful table for us, only instead of it being with friends and family, it’s set before our enemies or adversaries.

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”

They may come to church and agree with a set of facts, understanding that there is a heaven and a hell and knowing that Jesus died for their sins. When you sign over the rights to your life, it does not mean co-ownership. In fact, this verse sums up the whole Psalm. He provides everything I need. “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. There have been books dedicated to just this one Psalm because of the meaning behind each verse and the powerful message behind it. True to your word, you let me catch my breath. Good bless you. All through this study of Psalm 23, we’ve seen how the Lord is our good Shepherd, our Protector, our daily Provider, our Peace and Rest, and our Guide through every circumstance. It starts off, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want”. That sounds incredible, doesn’t it?

No matter who I am, the Lord has something personal to say to me because he is my Lord. Our theological focus has primarily been on ourselves.

Look at that person!

Against the backdrop of the false shepherds who had abused and oppressed God’s flock, God promised to return to His people as their shepherd and to give them rest: 23:6 It features the iconic phrase, "the Lord is my shepherd," which metaphorically describes Christians as sheep under the watchful eye of the shepherd Jehovah. It has been all about my comfort, my promises, my healing and my being led.

That's why Hope 103.2 exists: to bring the message of hope to our community through a family-friendly, safe listening environment. David’s song opens with the words, “The Lord is my shepherd” (Psalm 23:1).