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.
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in the paths of righteousness.
For His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil.
For You are with me;
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil.
My cup runneth over.
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:

Cathy Baker said...

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