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The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His names sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwellin the house of the LORD forever.
THE PSALM ΤO THE SHEPHERDThe Identity of the Shepherd Yahweh
Now the God of peace, who brought up from the deadthe great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will…. Hebrews 13:20-21a
For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. I Peter 2:25And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. I Peter 5:4
JESUS IS…• The Good Shepherd who lays down His life for the sheep• The Great Shepherd of the sheep• The Shepherd and Guardian of your soul• The Chief Shepherd!
Some characteristics of sheep:• Helpless and vulnerable• Not that bright!• Easily led… ASTRAY!
THE PSALM ΤO THE SHEPHERDThe Identity of the Shepherd, 1 YahwehThe Identification With The Shepherd, 1
THE PSALM ΤO THE SHEPHERDThe Sufficiency of the Shepherd, 1b Confidence in God Contentment with God
THE PSALM ΤO THE SHEPHERDThe Provision of the Shepherd, 2-3• Rest• Refreshing• Restoration for our souls• Regulation (or Guidance!)
THE PSALM ΤO THE SHEPHERDThe Protection of the Shepherd, 4The Intimacy with the Shepherd, 4b Confidence in God Contentment with GodThe Prosperity From the Shepherd, 5
THE PSALM ΤO THE SHEPHERDThe Prospects From the Shepherd, 6 Goodness and lovingkindness Eternal abode
Psalm 23THE PSALM ΤO THE SHEPHERD Keep your confidence in God! Keep your contentment in God!