Oh Thou, in whose presence my soul takes delight, On whom in affliction I call. My comfort by day and my song in the night. My hope, my salvation, my all. Where dost Thou, dear shepherd, resort with Thy sheep, To feed them in pastures of love? Say, why in the valley of death should I weep, Or alone in this wilderness rove? O why should I wander and alien from Thee, Or cry in the deserts for bread? The foes will rejoice when my sorrow they see, And smile…read more
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them. Ezekiel 34:10 God continues to bring sheep and shepherd to my mind and my Bible study. Guess I should pay even MORE attention to it!
“The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need!” Psalm 23:1 The shepherd is a favorite Scriptural picture of the divine love and care. In the Old Testament, the twenty-third Psalm gathers the whole wonderful truth in exquisite lines, which are dear to young and old wherever the Bible is known. Then in the New Testament, when our Lord would give His friends the sweetest revealings of His heart toward them, and tell them what they are to Him and what He would be to them—He says, “I am…read more
This time of year everyone that knows the Christmas Story talks about the shepherds. But who talks about the sheep? Luke 2:8–9 (ESV) And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. Shepherds are important, they are critical to the telling of this story, but these sheep… they were the reason the shepherds were out in…read more
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil;…read more