How often have we studied or heard messages on Psalm 23. Most of us have it memorized. We hear it often. When I awoke this morning, the first verse was running through my mind.
“The LORD [YAHWEH, JEHOVAH] is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.” [HCSB]
David lacks nothing because he has the LORD.
Jehovah Nissi – The LORD My Banner
Jehovah-Raah – The LORD My Shepherd
Jehovah Rapha – The LORD That Heals
Jehovah Shammah – The LORD is There
Jehovah Tsidkenu – The LORD Our Righteousness
Jehovah Mekoddishkem – The LORD Who Sanctifies You
Jehovah Jireh – The LORD Will Provide
Jehovah Shalom – The LORD Is Peace
Jehovah Sabaoth – The LORD of Hosts
In the OT a name is so much more than a name – it is an identity. God reveals Himself to us through His names. When David said the LORD is his Shepherd, he would be saying that all God is, all He has identified Himself to be, provides all David needs … so that he lacks nothing.
The LORD is our Shepherd. We lack nothing.
Psalm 148:13: “Let them praise the name of the LORD: for His name alone is excellent; His glory is above the earth and heaven.”