“The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He renews my life; He leads me along the right paths for His name’s sake. Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff — they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord as long as I live.” Psalms 23
Psalm 23 is one of the Bible’s champion chapters! Not only does it give comfort for when live is lossed or difficult, when well read, adopted and followed, it’s a philosophy for life itself!
The Lord is my Shepherd-Personal, Comforting and Constant, consequently, I want for nothing!
He provides green pastures for me to recline in and if nessessary, makes me recline in them! He leads me beside cool, refreshing waters!
When I’m tired and defeated from life beating me up, He renews and restores my life and soul! He not only leads me to His personal provisions for me, He leads me down life’s paths that are right for me and that promote righteousness in my life, for His Name’s sake!
Even in life’s darkest valleys or moments, I’m not alone and I fear nothing, for He is with me-His rod protects me and His Shepherd’s staff pulls me back if, even if I stray from Him-I’m truely NEVER ALONE!
He provides a bountiful table of provision for me, even in the presence of my envious enemies! He anointes me head with oil, both providing healing for my wounds and the Presence of Precious Holy Spirit in my life to the point that my cup flows over with blessings!
ONLY goodness, favor and life from God will pursue me, all the days of my life and I will live with Him, my Shepherd, in His house and with His provision, forever!
What a promise, what a blessing, what a life song! Make this Psalm and its Shepherd your own today!
Think about it!