Last time we talked about the word “THE” in the verse, “The Lord is my shepherd”.
Now let’s look at the word “Lord”. On this earth, especially in Europe, we find people with prominence carrying the title “Lord”. For instance, we might see someone called Lord Baltimore.
But these lords cannot do what the Lord does in Psalm 23. They are not THE Lord.
So who is this Lord? The verse says, “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want”. Lord Baltimore cannot do that. He might see one of us and bring us a loaf of bread. But he cannot see all of us at the same time and take care of everyone’s need. This Lord in Psalm 23 is deity. He watches over us and sees to our needs.
In the New Testament of the Bible, Jesus says He is the Good Shepherd. So He is the One who will lead us beside still waters that we might drink. He makes us to lie down in green pastures to rest. There is a lot of spiritual connotation in Psalm 23. We are not going to get into all of that here. But it so wonderful to know who this Lord is. We can call upon His name.