John Mathews

JESUS IS THE GOOD SHEPHERD WHO LEADS AND GUIDES HIS SHEEP (23:1–3).

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1). There is security in the presence of the good shepherd. Our Psalmist dares to reach out and call Jehovah his very own Shepherd. It is intimately personal. His God is a personal, loving Father. He is my Shepherd.

David uses the name Jehovah, LORD who is always seen as absolutely faithful to His people. He has a vibrant, living faith in the LORD God. Therefore he can say just as God is faithful in meeting his present needs God will also meet all his needs in the future. He will never “suffer any want.” Just as the good shepherd provides all that his sheep needs, the LORD will provide all that His sheep needs. With the Lord as his Shepherd, he confidently looks to the future. If you possess the LORD, who possesses all things, then you lack nothing.