The Good Shepherd

The 23rd Psalm is undoubtedly the best known song in the Bible – maybe in the world.

The writer of Psalm 23 is David:

  • David who as a young boy defeated the giant Goliath
  • David the shepherd boy who cared for the sheep
  • David the adulterer with Bathsheba and the murderer of her husband
  • David who suffered the death of his first child
  • David who wrote poetry to express his struggles, sins and salvation
  • David who could praise God from the mountain tops and scream at God from the valleys of despair
  • David who wrote songs and sang them to Kings
  • David who became Israel’s best loved King

Out of David’s life came:

  • Celebration as well as crying
  • Success as well as struggle
  • Faith as well as failure
  • Sin as well as salvation

Out of a life in so many ways similar to ours, David wrote the 23rd Psalm which Jesus later identified to his own life when he said “I am the Good Shepherd”.

Blessings
Robert

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