Great Chapters in the Bible - Psalm 23

Psa 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psa 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
Psa 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Psa 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.
Psa 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Psa 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.
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I’ve been seeing Psalm 23 a lot recently, so I felt a need to expound on it.
This Psalm can be understood in the eyes of David who wrote it, Jesus Christ (who the Bible is written about) or ourselves. I am expounding on how it pertains to ourselves.
In these days of the government trying to be our provider, it is more important than ever to trust and rely upon God. As in the metaphor of a shepherd to his sheep, the sheep rely upon the shepherd for everything.

We see that with God as our shepherd, we do not want or lack anything. We are provided for. We are provided for with the best possible things, green pastures and still waters and a restored soul, aka abundance and peace, and health. God leads us along his path, but at times we do not follow. We choose the valley of the shadow of death instead. It’s in our nature. Yet God does not hold that against us. He goes with us wherever we go, no matter how bad. We have nothing to fear, in spite of our misdeeds. The rod and staff which are correction tools are used gently to nudge us back onto the right path. They are a comfort, and a protection from evil.

I find the next few verse highly entertaining, as sheep are made for the slaughter. They are prepared to be eaten at a table. Especially if their enemies are around. But God has other plans for us. The table prepared for us is a feast in our honor, as our enemies see how God takes care of us. We are not slaughter, we are anointed, a sign of being set apart and honor; such as we are anointed with Holy Spirit. Our cup overflows, as does the Holy Spirit inside us does.

Knowing we have that anointing, is the guarantee from God that goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of our lives, and that we will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

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Great Chapters in the Bible - Psalm 23

Paul Gitto

Whiting, United States

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There are many Great Chapters in the Bible . It helps if someone leads you to them, and helps you understand them. This is a first in a series of Great chapters in the Bible.
You may need to re-read each chapter many times to grasp it’s truths, but as you do, the wisdom of God’s Word will open to you, by His Spirit working in you.

I’ve been seeing Psalm 23 a lot recently, so I felt a need to expound on it.
I am expounding on how it pertains to ourselves.
…it is more important than ever to trust and rely upon God. As in the metaphor of a shepherd to his sheep, the sheep rely upon the shepherd for everything.

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