The Lord, the Psalmist’s Shepherd
The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, to guide and to shield me],
I shall not want. 2 He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still and quiet waters. 3 He refreshes and restores my soul (life); He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the [sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You have anointed and refreshed my head with oil; My cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, And I shall dwell forever [throughout all my days] in the house and in the presence of the Lord. (AMP)
Do you remember your Drill Instructor from Basic? Mine was Sr. Drill Sgt Hurst and will he was certainly not LORD he certainly did lord himself over our platoon and the company. It was his job to guide a bunch of misfits who were not used to working together or working the Army way into a cohesive machine and to do so avoiding any dangers along the way.
Here are some resources on the 23rd Psalm for you to look over and then answer this weeks questions. I pray everyone is healthy and safe, resting in the Lord.
GotQuestion.org: “What does it mean that the Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23)?”
Ligonier Ministries: Finding Comfort in Psalm 23
Observation: What did I read? What struck you as most meaningful?
Interpretation: What does it mean? Overall and the most meaningful? Did it change your view on The Lord and His role in Guiding your Life?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do? How can I start living it out today?