Shepherds are mentioned many times throughout the Bible. Shepherding was a vital occupation during Bible times. Shepherds lived and risked their lives to take care of their sheep. They made sure their sheep had food and water. They protected their sheep from predators. They spent day and night tending to their sheep. God Himself is likened to a shepherd in Psalm 23:1. He is the good Shepherd (John 10:11).
King David, who was a shepherd at one time in his life, reflects on God’s love and faithful care towards
Him in Psalm 23. David had total confidence in God’s ability to take care of him and supply all of his needs like a good shepherd would do for his sheep. He says, “I shall not want.” This is a statement all of us can make who have made Jesus Lord of their lives. There will never be a time in our lives when we will want for anything as long as we stay in His flock, in His presence and follow the leading of His Word. Our responsibility is to walk with Jesus. Our responsibility is to lean on Him. Our responsibility is to listen to and obey His voice. He is the one holding the rod to drive away our enemies and the staff to keep us stable. My beloved you can trust Jesus to take the best care of you. He is your good shepherd who laid His life down for you so you could enjoy your life (John 10:11). You can rest in His unfailing love toward you. Cast every care onto Him. Exchange that weighty care for His peace today. Jesus loves you! Blessings, Brandon and Elizabeth Burnam
Free Point Church, P.O.
Box 30966, Savannah, GA