--Psalm 23:1

This declaration of the character of God is made by the Psalmist David under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. David was the Shepherd-King of Israel because God had built into David a deep understanding of the relationship of shepherd and sheep.

Worked into the Name, ROHI, are the rod and the staff of the shepherd, which represent comfort and safety (Psalm 23:4).

The multi-colored canopy suggests a shepherd's garb, but is outlined in gold, the color of deity. The many colors could also remind us of Joseph's coat which signified his father's favor (the "goodness and mercy shall follow me" ).

Bells and fringes
speak of His holiness (Zech. 14:20; Num. 15:40). The banner is dark blue, to suggest the night sky so familiar to the ever-watchful shepherd. We can be sure that our Shepherd-God is ever vigilant over us, for "He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps... The LORD will keep you from all harm-He will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore" (Psalm 121:4,7,8).

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