Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4 Even 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.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

This a well known and well loved psalm and for good reason--it gives such a comforting image of our LORD. He is our Shepherd taking care of us, the helpless and often stupid sheep. We need not fear death or anything else with our Shepherd taking care of us.

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