Psalm 23, a song written by King David around 1000 BC. This is the traditional translation from the King James Bible in Shakespearian English:
What it means to me-
David, himself a shepherd boy, claimed that as his sheep were to him (he took care of them) so David was to the LORD (Jehovah). The LORD took care of David's physical needs (food and rest), protected him from danger (although he did have to walk through it), and would let him dwell in his eternal home.
Many of us claim to have this same relationship with the LORD through Jesus, of whom it was said "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, so that whoever should believe in him would not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). This does not mean intellectual belief, but actually putting our confidence and trust in Jesus. Have you ever asked Jesus to be your shepherd? He wants to be, and he will listen to your prayer.
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