God’s Saving Word: Love
Psalm 23: God’s kingship is a frequent subject in the psalms. Kings were known as the shepherds of their people. Their responsibility was to feed and protect their people. In Psalm 23, God is described as providing food, drink, guidance, and protection.
The Lord Our Shepherd
23 The Lord is my shepherd;
I have everything I need.
2 He lets me rest in fields of green grass
and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water.
3 He gives me new strength.
He guides me in the right paths,
as he has promised.
4 Even if I go through the deepest darkness,
I will not be afraid, Lord,
for you are with me.
Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me.
5 You prepare a banquet for me,
where all my enemies can see me;
you welcome me as an honored guest
and fill my cup to the brim.
6 I know that your goodness and love will be with me all my life;
and your house will be my home as long as I live.
Today’s Key Verse: Psalm 23:1
The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need.
Psalm 23 is a much beloved psalm that many have committed to memory, and it conveys complete trust in God. Reread verse 6. In what ways do you experience God’s goodness and love? What verses in this psalm resonate with you?
Because you, Lord, are my shepherd, I have everything I need. Your goodness, mercy, and love are always with me. I will dwell in your presence my whole life long. Amen.
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Psalm 33: A song of praise.