“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1 (KJV)
David was a shepherd, who at an early age realized that he needed a shepherd. It would seem that as David provided for the sheep which he had in his care he realized how much he was also needy of the One who is the Great Shepherd to watch over him.
As David we too need to see Jehovah [YaHWeH] as our Shepherd. He guides us to green pastures, clean water, and protects us from the wolves. We often hear someone say, “It is only weak and needy people who need the crutch of believing in God.” That is usually someone who is self dependent, self righteous, and self condemned. Every human being no matter how strong, independent, or self reliant they are is weak, headed for the morgue, and an urn or a coffin. If you are not prepared for what is on “The other side”, then you are in a heap of trouble.
Jesus Christ is the Great Shepherd. He gave His life for the sheep.
I can say with the shepherd David, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” When I have nothing but Him; He is all I need. When I have everything and Him; He is all I need. He is my Sustenance, my Shield, my Song and my Salvation – eternal and otherwise. How about you?