Think Like a Sheep From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour!

Welcome back to our green pastures and still waters. I’m so glad you could take a break from all that demands your attention and join me today. 🙂 Grab your coffee and come on in! We were just talking about those sheep, and the “sheep” in us!

So let’s turn our attention to David for a minute. He was the greatest king Israel ever had, yet we can’t help but recognize some commonalities that you and I share with this guy who wore so many hats. Not only was he the heroic slayer of the giant, Goliath, a younger brother mocked and picked on, a BFF to Jonathan, a man on the run, an incredible and able ruler/king, a husband, a father, he was a murderer, an adulterer and experienced the highs and lows of life consistent with the greatest and most dangerous roller coaster ever invented.

Seriously, this man, this shepherd, had so many life experiences, learned so many priceless lessons, experienced the pits of sorrow and the mountains of joy and we can’t help but learn something from reading about his life. If you’d like to take some time to check out his journey, I think it begins in 1st Samuel 16, but remember, he is part of the genealogy of Jesus, so there is mention of him in several books of the Bible. In fact, “David” comes up in scripture 1085 times! Whew, that’s a lot of being talked about! 🙂

We can say with certainty that David penned the 23rd Psalm not only with the understanding of being a good shepherd, but as a sheep who knew his Good Shepherd. This Good Shepherd whom David was writing to and about was the same then, today and will not change no matter where we may wander.

Come with me. Let us go and graze in the pasture of these six versus to receive all that we can, that we may become more like sheep who know their Shepherd.

“’The Lord’ is ‘my’ Shepherd” . . . STOP! In the very first few words, we read that David is reminding himself of who his Shepherd is, “The Lord.” “Lord” in Hebrew translates to Y’hovah and means “self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God – Lord – “and is used in this context more than 6500 times in the Bible. David right off the bat is acknowledging the sovereign God as his Lord with the use of the word “my.”

Don’t you see the personalization? The Lord is YOUR Shepherd, too.

Join me tomorrow for more grazing

Sheepishly,

Evinda

 

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One Response to “Think Like a Sheep From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Little things stands out to me as I read these living words. Like the ‘the good shepherd” by mentioning that in my mind creates another shepherd who is not good. Some did not graduate in knowledge of treating their sheep with care and were abusive and lazy not paying attention when hurts occurred or giving the extra help and love, and care for their sheep. Their motives where on a totally different road from a good one who has empathy and heart for his sheep. Praise God we have the #1 Shepherd who adores his sheep like his very own loved precious children. So wonderfully blessed we are.