Who is David Referring To?

Welcome back to our unwrapping of the 23rd Psalm. As you may recall, last week we saw that the first line-'The Lord is my shepherd', is really the entire psalm, in the sense that the rest of the chapter exegetes the first line. We also saw that David wrote this from a cave while being chased for his life. 

 

This week we want to begin to answer the question of who is David referring to? Of course it is the Lord, but which of His names is He using? He is using Abba's covenant name, the one He gave to Moses when Moses had asked Him on the mountain who he should tell the people is sending him. Abba's answer was 'I am'. So, what David is saying is that I AM is my shepherd. I want to encourage us all to ponder this truth. The great I AM is our shepherd today. The other thing I want us to see is that this is in the present tense. With that in mind then what David is saying, that is as true of Abba's children today as it was of David then, is that I AM is shepherding me today!

 

Let's spend some days allowing Abba to unwrap this truth in our minds. May it comfort, encourage and challenge you.

 

Blessings

 

Thomas

thomas@robinsonoutdoors.com

 

 

“If you want to know want someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word  ‘but’ …so it is here with…”but God!”“

 

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past years and months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making  products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?”  Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. For 2014, there will be a laminated waterproof jacket pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

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