July 3

DAILY READINGS: Joshua 18-19; Isaiah 13; 1 Thessalonians 4

The Lord is my Shepherd… Psalm 23:1, KJV

It has been suggested that the most important word in Psalm 23 is “my.” You can know the Lord as a Shepherd, or even the Shepherd, but what really matters is to be able to say the Lord is my Shepherd. Is this Good (John 10:11), Great (Hebrews 13:20), and Chief (1 Peter 5:4) Shepherd your shepherd? —W. Ross Rainey

The King of love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack since I am His,
And He is mine forever.
—Henry W. Baker