MAKE THE LORD YOUR SHEPHERD

TEXT: PSALM 23:1 - The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

King David wrote in Psalm 23:1

The Lord is my shepherd. What he is saying is that a sheep/shepherd relationship now exists with him and God. David wrote this Psalm out of his own experience gained whilst he card for sheep in his early years.

Understanding the role of a shepherd will give us full assurance and confidence in Jesus as the GOOD SHEPHERD. One who will never leave us or forsake us. He will not run away when he sees the wolf coming; but will be with us – through the fiery furnace, the lion’s den, the flood, the storms of life, economic cricis and even death.

A shepherd will rise early in the morning and lead the flock to the spot where they are to be pastured. Here he watches them all day taking care that none stray and if any for a time eluded his watch and wandered away from the rest, the shepherd will seek diligently until that sheep is found. He will guide them to drink water.

At night he will bring the flock home to the jokel ( an enclosed place) and as they enter he will count them as they pass under the rod at the door to assure himself that none was missing. Often he had to guard the fold through dark hours of the night protecting them from the attacks of wild beasts or the enemy.

In the light of David’s experience as a shepherd himself and his relationship with god, he sees God as the GOOD SHEPHERD and quickly decides to be a sheep in God’s Pasture.

Make a decision to make the Lord your Shepherd and live in his presence and he will certainly cover you under his wings.