The Good Shepherd
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty – Revelation 1:8.
A common occupation in ancient Palestine, commonly referred to Biblical imager. “Shepherd” could refer to the owner of flocks or herds or sheep or other livestock or to a person working for the owner. Shepherds stayed with their sheep day and night. They provided their flocks with food and water, defended them against thieves and wild animals, and searched for any sheep that wandered astray.
Jehovah My Shepherd (Yahweh) He is our feeder and nourisher who is totally committed to our well-being. Jesus loves and cares for us beyond measure. He loved us so much He gave His life so that we may have a life with the Father.
Jehovah my Provider (Yahweh Yireh) Jesus our provider, Jesus provides all our needs day by day, stability, strength, encouragement. Even in challenging times, He knows how best to provide for us. All we have to do is be directed by His Spirit and follow His directions.
Jehovah my Peace (Yahweh Shalmom) Jesus enables us to find peace in the midst of storms, He gives us the peace that will surpass all human understanding when we place our faith and trust in Him.
Jehovah My Restorer (Yahweh Ropheca) As we submit to the Word of God, Jesus will go deep inside us bringing refreshment and rejuvenation to our soul and spirit day by day as we go through difficult times and disappointments.
Jehovah My Righteousness (Yahweh Tzidkenu) Our righteousness comes from Jesus, and as we abide in Him, He will abide in us and we will live according to the Word of God without hestation. Our thinking will line up with His Word, our behavior and character will be that of Jesus.
Jehovah My Companion (Yahweh Shammah) Jesus is with us in everything we face. We may walk through a valley of deep darkness, but He is with us when we enter, and He will give us an exit. He’s the same God that is with us when we’re on the mountain, He will follow and walk with us in the valley.
Jehovah My Victor (Yahweh Nissi) In the midst of trials and tribulations, Jesus promises to never leave us or forsake us. He’s our sustainer and protector. He brings us to victory, and nothing or no one can conquer Him.
Jehovah My Sanctifier (Yahweh Mkaddeschem) He anoints us with oil of His Holy Spirit. His power helps us to walk the path as He purifies us. No one who comes into His presence stays the same. As we walk with Him on a daily basis He continues to sanctify us into the image of Him and His Father.
Jehovah Most High (Yahweh Elyon) He is God, and He deserves all our praises in whatever situation we find ourselves in. The Shepherd has only goodness and mercy towards us. His thoughts towards us are not evil, but good to bring us to an expect end.