Psalm 28:9 KJV
9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance:
feed them also, and lift them up for ever.
In this Bible verse, David is crying out for God to save His people, bless His inheritance, feed them and lift them up for ever. In the NIV and NLT versions, he cries out for God to be their shepherd and carry them for ever. We know that David was a man after God’s own heart. As a boy, David learned a thing or two about the heart of a shepherd. In this Scripture passage, David is acknowledging that God is the ultimate Shepherd who has promised to feed His people and carry them in His arms forever! In Isaiah 40:11, there is an amazing picture of God as a loving shepherd… 11 He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. (NIV Bible) In Psalm 23, David takes time to describe the many benefits of being shepherded by the living God. Whatever challenges you are facing in your life today, be comforted in knowing that God has promised to shepherd you, bless you, feed you and carry you forever!
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