No words in Scripture are more beloved and reassuring than the Lord is my shepherd(Psalm 23). They begin one of the most classic poems and sacred texts found anywhere in literature. 

The word “my” suggests this was a deeply personal sentiment for King David. He could have pleased the politically correct police by saying the Lord is shepherd—one among many. He would have been theologically correct by saying the Lord isthe shepherd. Instead, he chose the personal pronoun “my” to describe the most important relationship in his life.

The word “my” begs important questions. Is he yourshepherd? And how can you know if you really are one of his sheep?

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