Sometimes we know the whole part so well that we neglect the small parts.  I think we often consider the well-known passages of Scripture as a whole and miss the blessing of the details of the passage.  Take Psalm 23 for instance.  Most of us could quote it easily and be blessed by the whole.  Nothing wrong with that.  But when was the last time we meditated on its many parts, one at a time?  It hit me as I was reading it this morning, and I settled in with that first and probably best-known phrase: “The Lord is my shepherd.”  Honestly, this line is the key that unlocks the beauty of the rest of the Psalm.  And if anyone could be used by the Holy Spirit to write these words, it was the faithful shepherd boy, David.  Who is he writing about?  The Lord Jehovah, the Eternal Self-existent One, the Almighty Creator and Sustainer of the universe.  Yes, this Lord is well able to do all this Psalm speaks of.  Now, what is the Lord?  He is the shepherd.  He cares, He keeps, He guides, He corrects, He provides, He comforts.  All that and more.  And after this, whose shepherd is the Lord?  Maybe this is the best part – He is MY shepherd.  I am His, and He is mine.  Yes, I’m one of many in the flock, but because of who He is as God, He can care for me as if I were the only one.  “The Lord is my shepherd.”  No wonder David then added, “I shall not want”!  Why not find a favorite passage of Scripture (maybe this one) and spend a few days studying and meditating on the parts, and I believe the whole will become an even bigger blessing!