and not we ourselves

Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us,  (and not we ourselves)and we are his . We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Ps. 100:3

Ancient versions and some translations include the and not we ourselves. It’s an important reminder. We are made for His intents and purposes, His design and direction, not our own.

His pasture, His plans, His purposes are so much better and more fulfilling than anything we might invent.

Lord, You are my Maker, my Shepherd, my Father, my Friend. I love you and want You to lead me.