It’s like all the names of God are almost stuffed into this one name, because the Shepherd must provide for the sheep and meet every single need. These creatures are un-capable of doing for themselves, and I’m speaking now of the creature, the actual four-legged creature kind of sheep. So as I said, in John 10, He’s referred to the Good Shepherd and I’m looking at the Lord is my Shepherd.
In Hebrews 13:20 He’s referred to the Great Shepherd. I said he restores my soul. I use that verse to combine it with this to show you that David had some prophetic word nestled in there very quietly.
The Restorer of my soul is the One who came back from the pit, who was resurrected, who is the Great Shepherd. And the last verse, verse 6 if Psalm 23, where it says, “I will dwell in his house for ever,” I attached it to I Peter 5. It says He’s the Chief Shepherd, and at the appearing of the Chief Shepherd, it says we’ll receive the crown of glory that fadeth not away.
Now why is this all staggering to me? And maybe I’ll have to do it again, but this word “to dwell in the house” comes from the Hebrew word for Sabbath. To dwell in the house, I will Sabbath, I will Shabbat in the house of the Lord for ever. Okay you Hebrews fans; that is the Book of Hebrews, not the Hebrew language, in Hebrews it talks us in another Sabbathing.
It is promised obtained. That’s what it means. People get confused when they read that in Hebrews and they say, “Well, is there another Sabbath?” Yes, it’s the promised obtained. In this case, the last example I will Sabbath in the House of the Lord for ever.