Confidence in the Shepherd
Psalm 23:1-6
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.…

It is not as a literary gem, rich and rare though it be in that respect, that its chief attraction lies. What renders it so exceedingly precious to the experimental believer are the blessedness of its truths and the sublimity of its sentiments — the delightful spirit it breathes and the hallowed impressions it produces. By it the faith of God's people in every age has been confirmed, their hearts have been gladdened, their hopes elevated, and their strength renewed. "The Lord is My Shepherd." Our faith is greatly lacking as respects three things —

1. It is not sufficiently confiding.

2. It is not sufficiently realising. "Faith is the substance of things hoped for."

3. It is not sufficiently appropriating.


Parallel Verses
KJV: {A Psalm of David.} The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

WEB: Yahweh is my shepherd: I shall lack nothing.

Choice Properties of Sheep
Top of Page
Top of Page