Sunday, June 3, 2012

Making the Bible Personal

A friend of mine gave me a  copy of a page in the December 2000 issue of Decision Magazine. In it, the author examines Psalm 23 one concept at a time and suggests what each means for us today.


Psalm 23 For Me

The Lord is my Shepherd.
Safety
I shall not want.
Supply
He makes me lie down in green pastures
Peace
He leads me beside still waters.
Harmony
He restores my soul.
Healing
He leads me in the paths of righteousness.
Guidance
For His name's sake.
Purpose
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Darkness
I will fear no evil.
Confidence
For You are with me;
Protection
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Instruction
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Provision
Thou anointest my head with oil.
Consecration
My cup runneth over.
Abundance
Surely goodness and  mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.
Loving Care
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Eternal Home.

I've read Psalm 23 many times, but not until I read this breakdown of the concepts did it mean so much.

When I look at each of these,  I realize just how much God gives us, and wants for us.  For me, guidance is one of the key needs in my life, especially since so much changes in today's world. 

How 'bout you?  Have you ever considered how much Psalm 23 tells us about God and His provisions for us? What strikes you as most significant? 

1 comment:

  1. Great reminders, Ellen! Each are so significant in their own way. I needed this today! Thanks for sharing...

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