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2. The Sheep: You make the Shepherd Happy

Part 1b:  Introduction to Psalm 23
March 2

C.H. Spurgeon said of the 23rd Psalm, “It is David’s Heavenly Pastoral; a surpassing ode, which none of the daughters of music can excel…This is the pearl of Psalms whose soft and pure radiance delights every eye.”  
Perhaps it is so loved because it is told from the vantage point of a sheep. The identification of a shepherd towards his sheep is something Christ used repeatedly.  
In English, sheep can be singular or plural, but the 23rd Psalm is written in the first person. We must see the writer not as “us” or “we”, but “me” and “I”. He is “my” Shepherd because I belong to Him. Jesus called me “His.” What a wonderful thing.
Luke 15:6 says “And when he came home, he called together his friends and neighbors, saying unto them, ‘Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.’” Do you know that when you became one of His sheep, He rejoiced and got the whole host of heaven to rejoice.
Do you know you can’t cover up who you are and if you …