Thoughts Of Psalm 23
Author: Byron Pulsifer, © 2012
A few words of enlightenment about Psalm 23 that may give you a little different view of these beautiful words.
The Lord is my Shepherd - A guiding light through life.
I shall not want - Giving everything to everyone.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures - Showing me where rest and respite can be found.
He leadeth me beside the still waters - Always there to calm anxiety and problems.
He restoreth my soul - He is always available to heal my soul.
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness - He shows me how to be a good Christian.
For His name sake - He leads me to follow him always.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death - There will be many temptations throughout life.
I will fear no evil. - I will never have to fear anything that I am confronted with.
For Thou art with me - He is always with me no matter what happens.
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me - This is His way of keeping us in disciplined faith.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies - Giving us boundless hope.
Thou annointest my head with oil - Always offering His blessings in our life.
My cup runneth over - Showing total forgiveness.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life - Freely giving His blessings without prejudice.
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord - Giving us a home to dwell in.
Forever - Giving us eternity with Him.
The Word of God Gives Us . . .
We can have what we need within the word of God where we find refuge, serenity, wisdom and forgiveness. Not all messages within the Bible may be clear to our usual way of speaking and comprehending. In these words about Psalm 23, we can take meaning from what one believes to have been said or at the very least, a clear message that God will be with us no matter what happens, or who we are.
The importance of passages from the Bible for some are those that bring comfort in times of terrible loss like that of a parent or of a child. For others, there is hope to be found where a life seems to be lost. And, for others, there is the steady guidance through a challenging life.
No matter the reason that one has to read passages from the Bible, there is usually one commonality among them all. And, that common theme is a belief in the Lord Jesus Christ as our savior from sin. It is only through the belief in God that salvation is guaranteed.
Throughout the ages, the Bible has lead people beyond the normal trials of life, and has been the guiding light for many as they have embarked on a dangerous path to bring the word of God to as many people as possible.
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
Here are some other passages from the Bible that are more than worth reading and contemplating. I hope you enjoy them all.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Isaiah 40:29
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart. Jeremiah 24:7
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. John 10:9
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