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My Shepherd

October 05, 2020

My Shepherd

Psalm 23:1 (KJV) A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

This brief verse positioned at the beginning of this well-loved Psalm is chock full of vital spiritual truth, speaking of David’s closely held relationship with Him.  David was inspired to record this ancient song about how full and satisfied he is in a personal relationship with God.  Many find this Psalm very comforting and consoling, especially in tough times.

The first thing I will note about this scripture is that he indicates he has a personal relationship with God, saying, “my shepherd…”  This wording notates close alignment to God. David referred to God as his leader, caretaker, his guide.  This record shows us that God is much more than a friend.

Secondly, note that David declares, “I shall not want…” This phrase indicates that David is satisfied, needing nothing.  It is human to want and to desire more.  Here, David is expressing satisfaction with what God gives him. 

I hope that you, too, have found contentment, peace, security, and direction inside a personal relationship with God, for He wants to be your Shepherd.  Please take a moment to read the rest of this Psalm filled with assurance and safety of God.

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