Daily Devotions

Psalm 23 "I Shall Not Want"

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"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." (Psalm 23:1)

In the ancient world, Kings were described as the "shepherds of the people." To say, "The Lord is my shepherd," is to declare one's loyalty to God, with a willingness to live under God's reign. While the people were responsible to honor the King's reign, the King was also had responsibilities. The King is responsible to provide and protect the people under the king's care. While human kings often failed in this endeavor, God's Kingship is always one of faithfulness.

You shall not want. Sometimes it feels like we are left wanting. Yet, God is providing for our needs, like a shepherd cares for the sheep. While we do not get everything we want, we do will get everything we need. What we need is life. Our Good Shepherd gives us life, on earth and in heaven. Life on earth is more blessed and loving because of God's care for us. Our Good Shepherd also gives us life eternal. No other king is cares or has the power to give us life eternal. Contemplate life today. You are not alone, because you are being shepherded, now and always.

A Week with the 23rd Psalm

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Starting tomorrow, the devotions this week will focus on the six verses of the 23rd Psalm. Each of us love the Psalm for different reasons. I hope the psalm we've read so often will speak to our souls in new ways.

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