Psalm 23 is one of the most famous biblical passages. We see in the homes of both Christians and non-Christians a picture with the Bible open in Psalm 23. But do these people know the great meaning of this psalm? Sometimes we have things that we do not know their meaning, it is the same as Moses when God gives him a rod, Moses did not know what he had in his hands. In the same way, it is good that we learn the great meaning of this Psalm so that we may understand how wonderful is our God.
Let’s read this powerful Psalm 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[a] in the house of the Lord Forever.
Undoubtedly, the most mentioned and known part of this chapter is the first verse: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want..” The first affirmation that David makes in this glorious first verse is that The Lord is his shepherd, we ask ourselves: What is the work of a pastor? This David says in the lower part of verse three: “He leads me in paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.” The work of a pastor is to guide the sheep, to take care of them, and David is speaking to us that the Lord is our shepherd, takes care of us and guides us in the right place, even though we walk half disoriented.