The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1 – KJV)
This is the first sentence of the most known Psalm in the Bible, Psalm 23. That is such a powerful affirmation! However, the second part of the sentence is sometimes misunderstood.
Most often, people think that it says that the Lord will give them everything they want. They assume that if the psalmist says that they don’t want anything else, that is because they have everything they do want.
Notice that the subject of the second part of the sentence is “I”. “I” is the person doing the action, and the action is “not want”.