Matthew 18
January 24, 2014
Seek the Lord
January 25, 2014
Matthew 18
January 24, 2014
Seek the Lord
January 25, 2014

The Lord Is My Shepherd

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“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Psalm 23:1

Throughout Psalm 23 we see the shepherd lovingly caring for his sheep, and David’s revelation of the Lord as his personal shepherd, always leading him, providing for him, delivering him, and restoring, refreshing him.

Charles Spurgeon makes an interesting point in his Exposition of Psalm 23:  “The Psalmist does not say, The Lord is the shepherd of the world at large and leads forth the multitude as his flock, but the Lord is MY shepherd; He is a shepherd to me; He cares for me, watches over me, and preserves me. The words are in the present tense.” So even now, today, the Lord is your Shepherd.

Knowing that you are loved by God, that He accepts you and approves of you enables you to trust Him. You can say with assurance ‘when the Lord is MY shepherd he is well able to supply my needs’. God’s heart is full of love and He IS willing to meet all your needs; therefore, you can declare with certainty of faith ‘I shall not want’. Others may be in want. You will not lack because God’s promises to supply all your needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).

The Psalmist believed God, and he lived in confident expectation of God’s goodness and continual provision in his life. His testimony in Psalm 23:1 can be your testimony because as your shepherd, the Lord is leading and providing everything you need so you will not be in lack or want.