Memorable Scripture: The Good Shepherd

Psalms 23
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.

Probably the most well known scripture.

The writer of the Psalm, David, was a keeper of the sheep. He compares his time as a shepherd to the love and care of the Lord for him.
The shepherd was responsible for the care and safety of the sheep. Losing sheep was economically damaging to the family.
At one point David recalls saving sheep from a lion and a bear. (1 Sam 17:34, 35)

This Psalm is an analogy of Jesus, the Good Shepherd (John 10:11-16) and His care for those belonging to Him.
The Psalm speaks of comfort, peace, sustenance, prosperity, abundance, restoration, hope, courage, faith, trust, honor, righteousness, and future blessings.

Psalms 23
1 The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever.

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