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 1 - The Lord IS my shepherd; I shall not want.
The Lord IS - written in the present tense.
Present tense definition: The present tense signals an action that is currently going on or habitually performed. These actions are happening NOW!
We see the active, dynamic, lively and energetic involvement of Christ the Shepherd. I am under His diligent care in my workplace, in my family and in my relationships.
The Good Shepherd is:
1. Willing to give His life
2. My Protector
I can boldly say, I am under the expert management, and compassionate, tender care of the Good Shepherd!
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