He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me."
The good shepherd knows where to lead the sheep to find sufficient grass, small springs, and safety and shade in caves. They must keep moving to find enough food, and the Shepherd must lead them along the right paths.
I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.
They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:1-5, 7-10)