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THE NAMES OF GOD

    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; (pastures of tender grass) He leads me besides still still waters. (waters of rest) He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His names sake. Yea 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. Psalm 23:1-4

    Jehovah-Raah, the Lord my Shepherd, is a familiar name to believers as well as to the world and many know the famous 23rd Psalm that explains the divine care and feeding of God's sheep. Jesus is our great Shepherd who loves us and takes extremely good care of His sheep.

    My favorite author, the late Phillip Keller wrote a book called: A Shepherd Looks at the 23rd Psalm, in which he explains the care and feeding of sheep as a shepherd in South Africa. Sheep are the only animals on the planet that need a human shepherd because they cannot make it on their own. So it is with us, we are just as needy as they are, requiring the care of our Shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ.

    I suggest you get Keller's book as it is too long for me to explain it to you, although one very interesting point, shepherds have to lead sheep to still waters because rushing water scares them and they won't drink. So it is with us, we cannot drink living water when we are bombarded by the worries and cares of this world, never being still enough to receive the water of life.

    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:5,6

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
   Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ