David had come to know the Lord’s goodness over the course of a lifetime. Based on God’s past faithfulness, he had an expectant confidence of God’s continued care not only in this mortal life, but in the very presence of the Lord forever!
More often than not, it is during the difficult and challenging periods of our life that we draw closer to the Lord seeking His protection. But, how do we respond to God’s blessing?
Does David really believe that God always chooses the right path? We aren’t left to draw our own conclusions.
When King David testifies, “He makes me to lie down in green pastures,” it’s not the Shepherd forcing a “lie-down” on the sheep. Sheep do not lie down to eat!
Imagine yourself sitting across the table from King David. He’s earnestly discussing his relationship with God. He’s the king of Israel passionately speaking to you from personal experience.