King James Version
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear
no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou
anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I
will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
This time-honored and oft-quoted Psalm certainly needs no commentary; but nonetheless I love what is revealed here:
- Our Protector
- Our Provider
- The One Who refreshes
- Our Comforter
- Our Guide and Righteous Example
- The One Who walks with us in pain and suffering
- Our Constant Companion
- Our Host - making us more than dumb sheep, but rather, honored guests.
- Our Restorer
- Our Savior
If only we would learn to recognize His call and follow closely. There is such comfort in knowing we will dwell with our Lord for ever.
John 10: 14-16
Isaiah 40: 11