High Time to Awake – Bible Prophecy
with Craig C. White
The LORD is my shepherd
pastor, keeper, friend, companion
Psalm 23:1-6 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Who is a shepherd?
The Lord is my shepherd. Who else is a shepherd? The Hebrew word râ‛âh (raw-aw’) is used 171 times in the Old Testament. It is translated into English as shepherd, herdsmen, pastor, feed, keep, friend, companion, and a few other things. In the bible a shepherd is quite often a person who tends sheep. A shepherd is also a person who leads people. Most often a shepherd is a leader of the nation of Israel. A shepherd is a king or other national leader.
Moses was a shepherd of Israel during forty years. He watched over Israel throughout their nomadic travel between Egypt and the land of Israel. Moses was not allowed to enter the land of Israel. He asked God to set another man over Israel after him. Joshua would be their watchman as they entered their land.
Saul was the first king of Israel. Saul was a shepherd over the nation. David was the second king of Israel. As you can see a shepherd should be a protector, a provider, and a king.