Verse of the day.
The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want
The sheep here makes a very bold claim by calling the Lord his Shepherd and displaying a 100% confidence in abundance by saying “I shall not want.”
David called God his Shepherd, which implies his acknowledgment of being sheep to God. Sheep are widely known to be obedient, needy and needing a Shepherd to grant them food, water, serenity – a perfect pasture.
The role of a Shepherd is to lead, direct, protect the sheep. In our day to day life, we see herders performing this responsibility to their flock. As dedicated as these individuals often are, sometimes, they fail. BUT! Take a moment to imagine GOD leading his flock. Do you understand how safe that feels…how safe that is!
In real time, Shepherds source for ‘green pastures’ for their flock but because of weather and sometimes external influences, they don’t get the right shade of green and their flock is conditioned to eat of it regardless – because they must survive.
God is not a settler. He has green pastures! For the sheep (David) to boldly say “I shall not want”, it is because he understands that his own shepherd is God, so he brags differently.
Our world is a world of wants, needs, overpopulation and limited resources. There are too many people in need of these limited resources so sometimes, our goals seem impossible to reach – see why you need a Shepherd? God understands what you need and how to get it to you.
Remember Daniel and his friends in Daniel 1:8? They fed on vegetables and water while the other selected young men ate mouth-watery looking meals BUT God knew what was right for them and so they came out looking better.
Guys, God knows what you need. You need to trust his guidance. You need to be a sheep. 100%!The role of a Shepherd is to lead, direct, protect the sheep. In our day to day life, we see herders performing this responsibility to their flock. As dedicated as these individuals often are, sometimes, they fail.
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