Jehovah is my Shepherd, I do not lack Psalms 23:1 Youngs Literal Translation

The Lord is My Shepherd I do not want or lack.  A very familiar scripture…. or is it?   This ‘familiar’ scripture says as a result of the Lord being My Shepherd, I do not lack.  A Good Shepherd leads, guides and feeds.  It is not that the sheep goes around with a backpack on its back full of all the stuff that it has accumulated and stored up trying to feed itself.  The sheep simply trust and follow the Good Shepherd and they are brought into their daily and abundant provisions.  They are brought into green pastures.  They are led besides still and peaceful waters.  And as a result of the right or righteous paths that the Good Shepherd leads them in, their soul is at rest or is restored to rest after being under the guidance previously of a not so good shepherd.

The true focus of Psalms 23 is the Good Shepherd and as a result of the Good Shepherd the sheep lack nothing because the Good Shepherd provides them with EVERYTHING HE HIMSELF HAS which includes HIMSELF.  This is a picture of God the Father giving to us ALL THINGS including HIMSELF in the form of JESUS.  The Bible says Christ has become for us wisdom from God.

It is because of God that you are in union with the Messiah Jesus, Who for us has become wisdom from God, as well as our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.  I Corinthians 1:30 International Standard Version

So since this is true because The Word is truth, you do not ever lack wisdom or righteousness or sanctification or redemption because Christ HIMSELF is all these things for you and ALL THINGS to you.  If you need protection He is your Protector and protection.  If you need healing He is your Healer and healing.  If you need provision He is your Provider and ever increasing supply.  You need not fear.  Jesus in The Bible constantly admonishes believers and sinners to FEAR NOT!!!!  Why?  Because no expense has been spared to secure your salvation which means your deliverance, prosperity, health and safety soundness.

He Who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?  Romans 8:32 English Standard Version

So you see the true focus is not that you do not lack things but that because you HAVE (hold, possess) Him you lack absolutely nothing because The Father with Jesus HAS in Grace given you ALL THINGS WITH HIM (JESUS)!!!  When you trust Him as your Shepherd, all things will manifest with Him and you do not lack!!!
All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!


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