The divinely inspired words of the 23rd Psalm are among the most well known pieces of literature in world history.
The most important word in the 23rd Psalm is the word “MY” as it is found in the first verse. “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
It emphasises the importance of having a personal intimate knowledge of God, this is the most important fact in life especially when it comes to facing the possibility of death.
Little phrases and words from God`s scriptures are of great comfort to the families and friends, of loved ones facing death or serious illness, like the family of Willie Frazer at this present time, when the shadow of the valley of death hovers near.
It is well known that Willie Frazer is a true believer and is known to the Good Sheperd.
1 ¶ « A Psalm of David. » The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.