For what purpose are spiritual gifts given?
“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want”— this simple confession describes David’s relationship with the Lord and the secret behind his confidence. David grew up taking care of sheep. He knows that the quality of life for the sheep is dependent on the characteristics of the shepherd. By acknowledging the Lord as his shepherd, David puts into right perspective who God is and who he is.
To David, the best thing about being a sheep is having a shepherd. Charles Spurgeon echoes that truth by saying that the word “my” in verse 1 is the sweetest word in the entire 23rd Psalm. With...