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Psalm 23 is one of the most well-loved portions of the Bible. The verses are so comforting that they are often read at funerals to console the bereaved, and certainly many people who do not know the Lord have heard the words, "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want."
I think that one of the attractions of this portion of Scripture is that it's so clear that God is the initiator and that I am simply a responder.
Focusing on the relationship of a shepherd to his sheep, the psalmist relates this scenario to the relationship between Yahweh the Shepherd and the believer as the sheep.
Written by David who himself was a shepherd long before he was a king, we would expect to find keen insights into that relatinship.
One of the key concepts is that of rest. So, if you want to become a more restful person, then this study is for you. These Expository Bible Studies take a look at some of the deeper meanings behind these beautiful verses.
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If you like these Expository Bible Studies, don't forget to check out our Topical Bible Studies too.