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Pulpit Commentary Verse 1. This metaphor, so frequent in the later Scriptures Isaiah I shall not want. The Prayer-book Version brings out the full sense, "Therefore can I lack nothing" comp. This is to be understood not of Jehovah the Father, and of his feeding the people of Israel in the wilderness, as the Targum paraphrases it, though the character of a shepherd is sometimes given to him, Psalm This office he was called and appointed to by his Father, and which through his condescending grace he undertook to execute, and for which he is abundantly qualified; being omniscient, and so knows all his sheep and their maladies, where to find them, what is their case, and what is to be done for them; and being omnipotent, he can do everything proper for them; and having all power in heaven and in earth, can protect, defend, and save them; and all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge being in him, he can guide and direct them in the best manner; wherefore he is called the great shepherd, and the chief shepherd, and the good shepherd.
It should be the subject of grateful admiration that the great God allows himself to be compared to anything which will set forth his great love and care for his own people.
David had himself been a keeper of sheep, and understood both the needs of the sheep and the many cares of a shepherd. He compares The lord is my shepherd to a creature weak, defenceless, and foolish, and he takes God to be his Provider, Preserver, Director, and, indeed, his everything.
A sheep is an object of property, not a wild animal; its owner sets great store by it, and frequently it is bought with a great price. It is well to know, as certainly as David did, that we belong to the Lord. There is a noble tone of confidence about this sentence.
There is no "if" nor "but," nor even "I hope so;" but he says, "The Lord is my shepherd. The sweetest word of the whole is that monosyllable, "My.
The words are in the present tense. The next words are a sort of inference from the first statement - they are sententious and positive - "I shall not want. Does he not feed the ravens, and cause the lilies to grow? How, then, can he leave his children to starve?
I shall not want for spirituals, I know that his grace will be sufficient for me. Resting in him he will say to me, "As thy day so shall thy strength be.
I have all things and abound; not because I have a good store of money in the bank, not because I have skill and wit with which to win my bread, but because "The Lord is my Shepherd.
First, the contemplative, "He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. There is no fear of biting the bare ground where the grass is long enough for the flock to lie down in it. Sweet and full are the doctrines of the gospel; fit food for souls, as tender grass is natural nutriment for sheep.
When by faith we are enabled to find rest in the promises, we are like the sheep that lie down in the midst of the pasture; we find at the same moment both provender and peace, rest and refreshment, serenity and satisfaction.
How grateful ought we to be for the power to appropriate the promises! There are some distracted souls who would give worlds if they could but do this.
They know the blessedness of it, but they cannot say that this blessedness is theirs. They know the "green pastures," but they are not made to "lie down" in them.
Those believers who have for years enjoyed a "full assurance of faith" should greatly bless their gracious God. We not only think, but we act.
We are not always lying down to feed, but are journeying onward toward perfection; hence we read, "he leadeth me beside the still waters. His Spirit attends us in various operations, like waters - in the plural to cleanse, to refresh to fertilise, to cherish.
They are "still waters," for the Holy Ghost loves peace, and sounds no trumpet of ostentation in his operations. Matthew Henry Commentary With joy he reflects that he has a shepherd, and that shepherd is Jehovah. A flock of sheep, gentle and harmless, feeding in verdant pastures, under the care of a skilful, watchful, and tender shepherd, forms an emblem of believers brought back to the Shepherd of their souls.
The greatest abundance is but a dry pasture to a wicked man, who relishes in it only what pleases the senses; but to a godly man, who by faith tastes the goodness of God in all his enjoyments, though he has but little of the world, it is a green pasture.
The Lord gives quiet and contentment in the mind, whatever the lot is. Are we blessed with the green pastures of the ordinances, let us not think it enough to pass through them, but let us abide in them.The beautiful Psalm that starts with the words, "The Lord is My Shepherd, I shall not want" remarkably describes how peaceful, fulfilling, and rewarding it is to live under the love and care of our Good Shepherd, our loving and gracious Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not Want. - Psalm 4,, likes · 1,, talking about this. We're spreading Love and Inspirations.♥/5(K). The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want; He makes me down to lie In pastures green; He leadeth me The quiet waters by. My soul He doth restore again, And me to walk doth make Within the paths of righteousness, E’en for His own name’s sake. Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale. Psalm 23 is the 23rd psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "The Lord is my Shepherd". The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible,  and a book of the Christian Old Testament.
This is what a Christian means by saying, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want; He makes me down to lie In pastures green; He leadeth me The quiet waters by.
My soul He doth restore again, And me to walk doth make Within the paths of righteousness, E’en for His own name’s sake. Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale. OCP Hymnals Find out how parishes just like yours are using OCP hymnals to meet their unique needs.
The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
(Courtesy of Joyce Meyer Ministries) I believe that's the way David expressed himself in Psalm 23 when he said, "The Lord is MY Shepherd." I think he was proclaiming his personal connection with pfmlures.comnly David knew that he was talking about the God of Heaven and Earth, the Ruler of the Universe, the Almighty and Omnipotent One; but at .