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 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 in the house of the Lord forever.
Verse 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
In v1-4 there is a metaphor of a shepherd caring and protecting his sheep
In v5 there is a dynamic SHIFT, a dynamic CHANGE.
Why is there a change in the metaphor?
The metaphor of shepherd and sheep cannot adequately reveal or describe the Lord's plan for us.
The sheep no longer remains in the field, but now they are in the HOUSE. (I will dwell in the house of the Lord)
Live in your Father’s house in constant freedom of heart. Remember that you are under the same roof as Christ, and are therefore allowed to avail yourself of all his grace and help.
I can boldly say, I am under the expert management, and compassionate, tender care of the Good Shepherd!