Thinking Out Loud

January 23, 2009

Blogging the 23rd Psalm – Encore Presentation from 7/21/08

Filed under: bible, Christianity, Faith, Religion, theology — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 8:30 pm

The Lord is my Shepherd
  • Guess that makes me a sheep. Sheep know their master’s voice and follow it. Do I?

I shall not want

  • I have lots of wants. But few actual needs. Some translations say, “I lack nothing.”

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters

  • Notice he has to MAKE me lie down; life is too hectic; too stressful most times

He restores my soul

  • Ever felt that you needed a soul restoration? Probably thought more about getting an oil change.

He leads me in the path of righteousness

  • And then frequently, my sin nature leads me right OFF the path of righteousness

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for You are with me

  • Amen, positionally anyway. Practically: Couldn’t we walk AROUND the shadow of death?

Your rod and staff comfort me

  • The signs of your authority over me should make me feel secure

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies

  • In a world of people who neither respect me or believe in You, You have me singled out as Your special guest…

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows

  • …and set apart to do something special; even on days when nothing special is on the agenda

Truly, goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life

  • Your love pursues me, in good days and bad

And I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

  • Our relationship continues beyond this life into the next

Paul Wilkinson (the added part, not the original; that belongs to King David)

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2 Comments »

  1. Right-on!, God Bless

    Comment by chris — January 23, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

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