Day 16


from the Names of God reading plan

Psalm 23:1-6, Ezekiel 34:11-16, John 10:11-18, Hebrews 13:20-21, 1 Peter 2:22-25

BY She Reads Truth

In this Names of God reading plan, we are learning more about God by studying the names given to Him in Scripture. Rather than having our writers share their own reflections on these passages, we’ve instead provided research-rich content to aid in your study of each day’s featured name of God, including the background of the name(s), a brief explanation of the character of God emphasized by the name(s), and a reflection question to help you dig deeper into the text.



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

Scripture Reading: Psalm 23:1-6, Ezekiel 34:11-16, John 10:11-18, Hebrews 13:20-21, 1 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?


Post Comments (72)

72 thoughts on "Shepherd"

  1. Desiree Medari says:

    I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me – John 10:14

    Help me to remain loyal and dependent on my Good Shepherd.

  2. Lois East says:

    Thankful for His constant care and protection!

  3. Karyn Johnson says:

    Thank you Lord Jesus for loving us. Thank you for bringing me back to You. Help me to always be grateful to You & to serve You all the days of my life!

  4. Regina Clinton says:

    Thanking God for leading me always.

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