Psalm 23 (Listen)

23:1   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;
    my cup overflows.
  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
  and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
    forever.




Devotional:

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1). 

My guess is that most of us could list plenty of things that we want, so how can David say in Psalm 23 that he “shall not want”? It’s because he recognizes all that God does and the way He provides for him. How many specific things can you find in this Psalm that God does for David — and for us? Give thanks to God for the ways He shepherds us day by day.