Caring for Sick and Wounded Sheep
Care of sick or wounded sheep. The shepherd is always on the lookout for members of his flock that need personal attention. Sometimes a lamb suffers from the rays of the sun, or its body may have been badly scratched by some thornbush. The most common remedy he uses with these sheep is olive oil, a supply of which he carries in a ram's horn
Perhaps David was thinking of such an experience when he wrote of the LORD, "Thou anointest my head with oil" (Psalm 23:5).
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