I Shall Lack Nothing – Psalm 23

Nov 26, 2014 4257

by Bilyana De Soto

The Lord is my shepherdI learnt this week that in the original Hebrew there are exactly twenty six words before and after, “Thou art with me” of Psalm 23. It seems that the message – God with us is not only the centrepiece of Psalm 23 but of the whole Bible. Psalmist David not only presents a God out there, but a God he can talk to “thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

Psalm 23 touches us with some of the most heart-warming, and the most comforting words ever composed. Its sentiments have been put to music, the poetry recited on multitude of stages world over, and scores of books and commentaries written about it.

The very first couple of words “The Lord is…” reveal the ultimate statement of truth that there is a God, a tender, caring God – a shepherd God whose flock is satisfied in every way. The Lord is…the names by which God reveals Himself in the Bible are many – the creator and the king of the vast universe, redeemer, friend, guardian, caring shepherd, etc. But the ultimate question is not what God is, rather it is much more close and personal. The very next word is ‘my’. This two-letter personal pronoun suddenly brings the God of the universe right down into my personal space. The Creator- God, can and wants to be my God my carer, my provider? To know that there is a God can be purely information unless I can call Him my God. “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” How glorious! This God became Flesh and walked and talked amongst us, and now in flesh identifies Himself as the Shepherd once again. Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd…” Jn. 10:14

“Thou art with me.”  Beyond coincidence, under inspiration, the poet David boldly declares that in the presence of God and with God’s presence in my life “I shall lack nothing.” Does God exceed anything and everything else that I may desire? A BIG God is making outlandishly big statements needing some big answers on my part.

– Bilyana De Soto

Eliezer Gonzalez

Jul 10, 2015

Amen Keijo. May the angels of heaven rejoice to hear you sing, and may many come to follow the Master because of your joy in Him.

keijo leppioja

Jul 9, 2015

Yes and amen for my joy so many time are those psalms in blessing with wisdom in healing for pain of soul and set free our mind to praise the lord and see how beautiful are to sing and play my piano and let the Lord give me more skil to play and singing and making disciples to Christ in quard of the Holy Spirit today again and maybe more tomorgon in Jesus name ,thanks and bless and pray,keijo sweden

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