The LORD is my Shepherd, Amen hallelujah!!!

Right quick, let us break it down. David understanding the role of a shepherd, eloquently describes the role of a good shepherd. “I tend my father’s sheep. Whenever a lion or a bear comes, I attack it and rescue the sheep. The Lord who delivered me from the claws of a lion and a bear will also keep me safe from this Philistine.”

As we read the Bible, we first meet David as a shepherd. He was the youngest of his brothers and was not included in the special sacrifice arranged by Samuel. Nevertheless, he was the one God had chosen, the man after God’s own heart, and so he was summoned from the field where he was tending the flock to be anointed king. God called him to shepherd a different flock, His people Israel (1 Sam. 16:1–132 Sam. 5:2Ps. 78:70–71).

Shepherding is one of the oldest occupations. Thus, it is not surprising that the care of a shepherd and his relationship with his flock was a common metaphor in the ancient Near East for the leadership of people, especially kingship. Also, various gods of the nations were occasionally spoken of as shepherds. In the Bible, civil and religious leaders are called shepherds, and the imagery is connected to kingship (e.g., 1 Kings 22:17), especially with David. God is called a shepherd (e.g., Gen. 48:15Ps. 23:1; 80:1), and elements from a shepherd’s life occur a number of times to describe God’s activity (e.g., Ps. 31:3Isa. 40:11Micah 7:14).

David’s life as a shepherd continued to play a role after he left the pasture. Much of what he learned leading sheep he applied as a leader of men. Famously, he appealed to his exploits in guarding the flock, how he depended upon God, to illustrate his ability to fight Goliath (1 Sam. 17:34–37). David’s experiences as a shepherd also found their way into his poetry, providing rich imagery for many of his most beloved psalms, including Psalm 23.

The first is the analogy between the Lord (God) and a shepherd, a guy who herds sheep. An extended metaphor is just a metaphor that continues for more than just one line or phrase in the poem. It’s woven throughout several lines, or sometimes the whole poem.

God never Changes!

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Malachi 3:6

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Numbers 23:19

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Isaiah 40:8

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Psalm 102:25-27

Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end.

2 Timothy 2:13

If we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.

Isaiah 40:28

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

Psalm 119:89

Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.

Psalm 33:11

The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.

Psalm 90:2

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Psalm 119:90

Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

1 Timothy 1:17

To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

God as a good shepherd, feeding (verse 1) and leading (verse 3) his flock. … It is known that the shepherd is to know each sheep by name, thus when God is given the analogy of a shepherd, he is not only a protector but also the caretaker.

Published by Fellowship of Praise: ALL praise to God our Reason, Hallelujah!!!

To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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