The Chiefest Shepherd to be Yours
Psalm 23:1-6
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.…

But more particularly thus, you have —

(1) A most wise Shepherd.

(2) You have a most tender Shepherd; and as He is tender in corrections, so in His directions (Genesis 33:13).

(3) You have a most faithful Shepherd; One who will never intermit His care over you.

(4) You have the most loving Shepherd; He loves you with the highest degrees of love in all kinds.

(5) Lastly, you have the most rewardful Shepherd. Have you such a Shepherd as Jehovah? Then be counselled in a few particulars.

1. Be contented with His pasture. God is pleased to feed us sometimes in the valleys with much plenty, variety, ease, delight; and sometimes, again, He is pleased to drive us to the mountains, to a shorter, sharper condition of life; if we be His sheep, we must be still contented with His pasture.

2. Carefully regard His voice.

3. Thrive under His feedings.

4. Cleave together as the flock of one shepherd. The wolf, it is his property to scatter the flock, and then to make a prey of one after another.

5. Lastly, if God be your Shepherd, then be not disquieted at His dealings with you.

(O. Sedgwick, B. D.)

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.

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