Names of God: Shepherd

(Hebrew), Ro’eh (Hebrew), Poimen (Greek)

Scripture Reading: Psalm 23:1-6Ezekiel 34:11-16John 10:11-18Hebrews 13:20-211 Peter 2:22-25


In Psalm 23, David writes of the Lord as a shepherd: He leads His sheep to calm pasture to eat, He leads them to water to drink, He keeps them on the right path, and He uses His rod to and staff to protect them. In John 10, Jesus calls Himself “the Good Shepherd.” He outlines His similar responsibilities: He lays down His life to protect His sheep, He gathers His sheep, and He speaks over His sheep. When He takes the name “Shepherd,” it doesn’t just reveal His role as our protective, sacrificial caretaker, it also reveals our role to remain loyal and dependent upon Him.


God as our provider and caretaker


What does this name teach me about God?


*This devotional was taken from the He Reads Truth website