David

The Rock That is Higher Than I

Psalm 61:2 "I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I."

To what does a drowning man cling when he feels that death is only a moment away? To his watersoaked briefcase which he is hugging to his breast? To his wet clothing which can finally only drag him down to a watery grave? No! He reaches out and away from himself to something solid and immovable -- something to which he can hold fast despite the undertow of the swirling water. 

The Lord Is My Shepherd

The image of God as a shepherd over His flock is used in various places throughout Holy Scripture, such as when God chose a shepherd boy to be the second king of Israel. God elevated David, a shepherd boy, to become king and then promised that one of his descendants would be the Saviour of the world. In the 23rd Psalm, David himself poetically tells how God leads him like a shepherd; it is one of the most beloved and familiar chapters in the Bible.