The 23rd Psalm is a familiar chapter of Scripture. It begins with the words, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” It goes on to talk about God, The heavenly shepherd, walks with us and protects us.
Think about the verse; “The Lord is my Shepherd…I shall not want.” The Psalmist is saying that God provides for our needs. Someone expressed it this way; “The Lord is my Shepherd, He’s all that I want.”
God provides for our needs – not necessarily our wants, but our needs.
The Lord also guides us. He leads us in “paths of righteousness for His names sake.”
The Psalmist adds, “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, Thou art with me.”
God walks with us through the tough experiences life.
The Lord, The heavenly Shepherd, wants to walk with you today. He wants to walk with you through the tough times of life. He wants to provide for you. He is our earthly shepherd.
I love this translation of the 23rd Psalm;
The Lord is my shepherd, and I want for naught.
He leads me beside quiet waters in thought.
He leads me in ways in which my soul’s restored.
He shows me the righteous way. He is my Lord.
I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, and I fear no evil, as God’s in each breath.
I am protected by His staff and rod, for He is my savior as He is my God.
My table is set in the presence of foes.
I’m anointed by God. My cup overflows.
Goodness and love follow me where I roam.
Forever I’ll dwell in the Lord’s holy home.
Allow the Heavenly Shepherd to walk with you today.