God, God's Sovereignty, Grace, Grace / Mercy, Identity In Christ, Jesus

The Good Shepherd Of The 23rd Psalm

It’s probably the most popular psalm, possibly the most popular words in the entire Bible. Right up there with John 3:16. We hear it’s comforting words at many funerals. It’s popularity probably stems from the Good Shepherd’s promises. I wonder how many of us allow the Good Shepherd to fulfill His promises to us that we find in this psalm.

I read a commentary recently that encouraged me to examine the faithfulness of the Good Shepherd in the 23rd psalm. That perspective put the 23rd psalm in a new light for me.

When I allow Him to be my Shepherd . . .

  • I will always be satisfied.
  • I shall not want.
  • I can rest.
  • I can lie down in soothing, living, green pastures.
  • I get to drink from still waters because He is faithful to lead me to them.
  • When my soul frets, when I make bad decisions, when my emotions tumble out of control, my Good Shepherd is faithful to restore me to calming stillness.

I am thankful today for my Good Shepherd.

I am grateful for His promises.

I am blessed to be in His perpetual, loving care.


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