In James 1:22, the author gave his readers a thesis that is repeated throughout the epistle and appears in one way or another throughout Scripture: “Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” Today, we unpack this verse and look at the first of three examples James used to illustrate it.
What does it mean for the Lord to be our Shepherd? According to David in Psalm 23, it means that we shall never be in want of anything. We will be made to slow down, quiet down, and sit down. Our souls will be restored and whole, like they were designed to be from the beginning. We shall not fear evil or death – no matter what we’re facing. Many of us know the Psalm… Let’s make sure we know the Shepherd.