The greatly beloved Psalm 23 “The Lord is my Shepherd” has given strength and peace to myriad number of believers. This psalm is also a “strait gate and narrow way” road sign (Matthew 7: 13-14) pointing to Jesus Christ as Shepherd. Comparing the Shepherd in both Old and New Testaments is intriguing to say the least and quite phenomenal.
The Lord Jesus Christ is indeed the good Shepherd.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In John 10:11, Jesus Christ says,
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.“
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”
He makes me to lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters.
By Me, if any man enters in, he shall be saved,
He restores my soul.
but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. “
I Peter 2: 25
John 10: 28
and that you might have it more abundantly.”
John 10: 10
for Thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Jesus Christ says,” A hireling, not the shepherd, doesn’t own the sheep and doesn’t care for them. When the hireling sees a wolf coming, he flees, leaving the sheep. The wolf then devours sheep and scatters the rest.” John 10: 12
My Father, which gave them to Me, is greater than all;
and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand.
I and My Father are one.”
John 10: 28-30
and I know My sheep, and they know Me.
As God the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father,
and I lay down My life for the sheep.”
Thou prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies:
ye shall receive a crown of glory that fades not away.”
I Peter 5:4
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
That brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,
That great shepherd of the sheep,
Through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Make you perfect in every good work to do His will,
Working in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight,
Through Jesus Christ;
Hebrews 13: 20-21