We’ve all experienced milestones in our lives, moments that are special due to their achievements from hard work, obstacles that were overcome, or unexpected victories. King David was no stranger to victories, so the way that he builds depth into the image of the Shepherd in this passage is unique. Here, the Shepherd’s role shifts from that of a guide to that of a host. We learn of three affirmations that the Shepherd host gives to His flock: the Lord celebrates us, the Lord shields us, and the Lord refreshes us.


Psalm 23