Carol Clegg-Lamptey

The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want;
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

Isn’t it amazing to see God at work as well as hear from Him in our every day activities?? 😃
Last week Sunday,.. as Psalm 23 was read out in the call to worship , I found myself reciting it as well and meaning every word. 🙏🏽🙏🏽

Let’s read it below:

Psalm 23:1-6 KJV –
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Jehovah Ra’ah is Hebrew and means ‘The Lord is my shepherd’.
To understand this attribute of God, we start from first principle. 🤓

Who is a shepherd? 🤔
A shepherd is a person who herds, tends and guards sheep.
A person who protects , guides, or watches over a person or group of people.

Now when we say Jehovah Ra’ah, what are we saying?
– God cares for us.
– He provides our needs , guides and protects us.
– God cares for His covenant people as a flock and as individual, precious sheep.

Jehovah Ra’ah is said to appear only once in the Bible – Psalm 23:1

In the New Testament, Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd:

John 10:11-16 NLT –

1 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.

12 A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock.

13 The hired hand runs away because he’s working only for the money and doesn’t really care about the sheep.

14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me,

15 just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep.

16 I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.

What a combo!!!

God is our Shepherd,.Jesus is our Good Shepherd.
We’re covered!
We get backing!!!!
God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

Amen and amen!!!

Praaaaaaaise God!!

I’d love to hear from you. Kindly place your comments in the comment section below. God bless you!!!

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Carol Clegg-Lamptey who goes by the pen name CCL is a trained specialist ophthalmologist with an interest in medical retina. Having battled with depression over the years, she seeks to encourage others who may be down to fix their eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith. For with Christ in the vessel,..we shall surely smile at the storm. ...Read More