Bro Andrew Richard Devotion - The Lord is my Shepherd

The Lord is my Shepherd


The Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want. In the scripture, the Psalmist wants the Lord with all his heart and soul: His glory, His mind, and will.

“With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments. Psalm 119:10

In the scripture, the Psalmist wants the Lord with all his heart and soul: His glory, face, presence, communion with Him, His grace, to know more of His doctrine, His mind, and will. The Psalmist’s existence was geared to rely on God, total dedication to God. He asks God to ‘not’ deny him His grace, which he sincerely and earnestly desired and labored to obtain.

The Psalmist also recognized his weakness to maintain such a dedication (not to wander away nor have self-righteous pride). Good men go astray by their hearts, affections, and their feet wander from the way of their duty. Moving from God’s commandment leads one from light into darkness, from liberty to captivity, from happiness to misery. The Psalmist asks God to lead him away from temptation and to not withdraw His grace, which was necessary to keep him from wandering. Many things lead good men aside: a corrupt nature, an evil heart, a body of sin and death, the snares of the world, and the temptations of Satan. The worst of all, when God leaves them to themselves, withdraws His grace, and brings them into such circumstances as to expose they're going astray.

If we carefully treasure God’s Word, declare it to others, meditate on it, and heartily delight in it; then by His grace, we shall act according to it.

Dear Lord, please keep me on Your path at all times by Your mighty power. Lord, I need You to hold me by Your right hand, to guide and direct me, especially when I choose to wander away. I want to be with You in all areas of my life and I surrender them to You now. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Bro Andrew Richard