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July 3, 2024

OUR GOOD SHEPHERD



TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.

Psalms 23:1-3 NLT

 

TODAY’S THOUGHT

This is probably one of the most familiar passages of scripture in the Bible. David, the shepherd-turned-king, writes from the perspective of a shepherd about his relationship with Almighty God. David lets us know that God is our shepherd, and we are His sheep.

 

The sheep don’t have to worry about food, protection, or where to sleep. The shepherd is responsible to guide them to food, provide their protection, and lead them to a safe place to sleep. A good shepherd is always looking out for his sheep. 

 

David says that God is our good shepherd “bringing honor to his name.” God is honored when people see how He takes care of His sheep. 

 

Our true freedom is in knowing that we have a heavenly Shepherd and He is looking out for us. We can rest in the freedom of knowing we don’t have to fight every battle, solve every problem, or correct every wrong. We have the freedom to “rest in green meadows.”

 

We must learn to trust our Shepherd. We must follow Him. We must listen to Him. We move when He calls us and stay where He tells us to stay. He is a good shepherd that can be trusted.

 

Most of the problems we encounter in life are because we failed to listen to our Shepherd. We tried to solve problems on our own without listening to the Shepherd. 

 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Holy Spirit help me today to listen to You as my Shepherd. Help me to always consult You for direction, provision, and wisdom. Help me to live in the freedom of faith in You. 

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The Lord is actually my shepherd I shall not actually want.

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So glad for my Shepherd

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