~Psalm 23:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
My Shepherd guides me and provides for me – not just my physical needs, but also my emotional and spiritual needs. I shall never lack anything as long as I stay close to my Shepherd. James 4:8
~Psalm 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
I find rest for my weary body, spirit and soul when I search His word – when I glean from it and apply it. He provides water from His word which gives me everlasting life. John 4:10
~Psalm 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
My soul could not be restored unless it was lost to begin with. I was born a sinner (Romans 3:10) – we all are. However, at the moment of salvation, Christ restored me and placed His righteousness upon me. Colossians 1:20 and Colossians 2:14
~Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy
staff they comfort me.
God removes the sting of death for me, therefore I have no need to fear evil because Christ conquered sin and death. I Corinthians 15:55 The Lord guides me and directs me. When I fall into sin, He uses His rod to correct me. When I stray from the path I should be on, He guides me with His staff!
~Psalm 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
One day I will eat at His banquet table at the marriage supper of the Lamb and I will be in His presence forever! Luke 22:30 I am so overwhelmed at God’s goodness! Praise be to God in the highest!
~Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Because I am a child of the King, His mercy and His goodness are always with me. I have a promise that I will dwell with Him forever!
Thank You, Lord!