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There are so many beautiful facets to each verse of this Psalm, revealing David’s intimate  relationship with the Father, and his knowledge of the Lord’s various names revealing the beauty  and fullness of His character. Photo: PEXELS

The Lord is my Shepherd: IT IS WRITTEN

There are so many beautiful facets to each verse of Psalm 23, revealing David’s intimate  relationship with the Father.

Lord

There are so many beautiful facets to each verse of this Psalm, revealing David’s intimate  relationship with the Father, and his knowledge of the Lord’s various names revealing the beauty  and fullness of His character. Photo: PEXELS

Since little, I have always loved Psalm 23 – even before I knew the Lord as my Shepherd. I have memorized and meditated on it repeatedly ever since, and it has become a bedrock to me in  times of trial and triumph. 

There are so many beautiful facets to each verse of this Psalm, revealing David’s intimate  relationship with the Father, and his knowledge of the Lord’s various names revealing the beauty  and fullness of His character.

The Lord is my Shepherd

Jehovah-Raah – the Lord is our Shepherd. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27). I shall not be in want … that’s provision!

Jehovah-Jireh – the Lord is our Provider. My God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians  4:19). He makes me lie down in green pastures and leads me beside quiet waters – that’s peace.

Jehovah-Shalom – the Lord is our peace. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your  hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27). He restores my soul – that is healing.

Jehovah-Rophe – the Lord is our Healer. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree; so that, having died to sins, we might live for  righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. (1 Peter 2:24). He guides me in paths of righteousness For His name’s sake – that’s guidance.

Jehovah-Tsidkenu – the Lord is our Righteousness. He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the  righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21). Even though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death – that’s testin. I will fear no evil -that’s protection.

For you are with me – that’s faithfulness. Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me – that’s discipline.

Jehovah-Ezer – the Lord is our Help. Therefore, we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?  (Hebrews 13:6). You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies – that’s hope.

Jehovah-Nissi – the Lord is our Banner. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. (Song of Solomon 2:4). You anoint my head with oil – that’s consecration.

Jehovah-M’Kaddesh – the Lord who sanctifies us. He poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head and anointed him, to sanctify him. (Leviticus  8:12). My cup overflows – that’s abundance,

JHWH Shammah – The LORD is there. I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. (Psalm 116:13). Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life – that’s blessing And I will dwell in the house of the Lord … that’s security.

Jehovah-Nachalah – the Lord my inheritance. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we  share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. (Romans 8:17).

El Olam – the Everlasting God. Olam means for a long time, always, forever! However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in  heaven. (Luke 10:20).

PRAYER

Thank you Father, for the men of old, who taught us how to know and love you!

May we fall more and more in love with the fullness of you, each and every day In Jesus name we pray 

Amen

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