“Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture” (v3). The psalmist called all Israel to rejoice in the fact that they belonged to the Creator, the Good Shepherd. Humanity is not an accident; we are the beloved workmanship of our loving God. Individually, we are known by name, and through Christ we have a secure place among God’s own people.
God’s goodness is not an abstract idea; He is good to us. “For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations (v5).