The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want (Psalm 23:1).
I originally heard this Psalm in the King James, which read I shall not want.
The difficulty with that is that I want.
Time and teachers and translation have taught me that it’s not want as in desire, but want as in lack. It’s basically saying, The Lord is my Shepherd, he will give me everything I need.
I gotta say, I like this better. Though my flesh will always want stuff, I will never need more than what my Lord provides.
The Lord is my shepherd; I am complete.
The Lord is my shepherd; what more could I ask for?
The Lord is my shepherd; everything else is gravy.
Of course, I really do like gravy.
Happy Friday, Beloved