The best known of all the psalms is a brief but marvelous meditation by a shepherd who draws an analogy between his caring relationship with his flock and the Lord’s care for him. In the first two verses, David portrays the Lord as a shepherd who loves and cares for His flock. In the next two verses, the Lord is envisioned as a shepherd who guides and protects His sheep. The last two verses describe God as a shepherd who provides for and abides with His flock. This psalm poetically presents the ongoing goodness and mercy of the Lord throughout the life of His sheep.
READING of PSALM 23
Lord, I thank You that I have become a member of Your flock through faith in Christ Jesus, and that Your presence will be my joy forever. May I become accustomed to practicing Your presence during the brief years of my earthly sojourn.
Meditation passage for today: verses 1-6