Tehillim / Psalms 23, Part 1, Thy Rod and Thy Staff, a Sign of Your Great Covenant!


This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 23:1-6, and is one of the most well known Psalms that David composed with regard to his relationship with the Lord God Almighty.  The Psalm is introduced saying א  מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד יְהֹוָה רֹעִי לֹא אֶחְסָר: 23:1 A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. (NASB)  How does the Lord who “Shepherds” (רֹעִי) David cause him not to have want or need for anything?  David says that the Lord causes him to lie down in green pastures (ב  בִּנְאוֹת דֶּשֶׁא יַרְבִּיצֵנִי עַל-מֵי מְנֻחוֹת יְנַהֲלֵנִי:, 23:2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. NASB) and to lay beside quiet waters.  The Scriptures state ג  נַפְשִׁי יְשׁוֹבֵב יַנְחֵנִי בְמַעְגְּלֵי-צֶדֶק לְמַעַן שְׁמוֹ: 23:3 He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. (NASB) the Lord restores our soul and guides us in righteousness all for the reason of His Name. Read more here: Tehillim 23-Part1 Notes_Psalms_23