Psalm 23 is an encouraging Bible verse that helps to illustrate what we mean to our Lord. In this 23rd Psalm we are told that Jesus Christ is our shepherd and He takes care of us and protects us from all evil. You can read the full Bible verse below:
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
Some things I find interesting about this 23rd Psalm is that it states “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.” This means that while we are certainly not exempt from having hardships and being subject to the evil of this world, we can take comfort that the very next line states that we don’t have to be afraid or dismayed because God is right there beside us guiding us and giving us strength to continue on through the valley.
Psalm 23 also gives us the promise that the Lord has mercy over us, showers us with favor and honor throughout our whole lives even in the presence of our enemies. Just like a shepherd tending to a flock of sheep the Lord will give us all that we need, He will lead us down paths that lead to joy, comfort, peace and fulfillment.
If you know somebody who needs to be encouraged about our Lord, or who needs reassurance of God’s love share this verse with them today.