Flock

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.