The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
The life of a Christian is a life of total submission. Many times we rely on our knowledge to see us through troubling situation. We forget that only Jesus has the final say to every situation that come our way.
The responsibility of a shepherd is to care for the Sheep. The shepherd is responsible for the well-being of the sheep and must give account to the owner of the sheep. If Jesus is your shepherd, be rest assured he is in charge of every situation you face.
If we are his sheep, let us not forget a sheep must submit to a shepherd in other for it to be led. If a sheep decides not to obey his shepherd, the sheep definitely gets lost. Our responsibilities as sheep of Jesus is to rely totally on him.
Whether the journey be smooth or bad, whether we eat or starve, we must trust the leading of Jesus the shepherd.
To participate in the blessings of Psalm 23, you must first of all see Jesus as a shepherd and yourself as a sheep among other sheep in his pasture. Be prepared to listen and obey the voice of your shepherd always.