What a wonderful word picture of one of my favorite psalms!
Psalm 23 is one of the most famous passages of Scripture and is often quoted at funerals. The principles found within this psalm fit any occasion, and I want to highlight these.
- The Lord is my Shepherd (v. 1) – This implies that we are sheep (Isaiah 53:6). Although we have gone astray, we have the greatest shepherd (pastor) who is the Lord Jesus Christ (John 10).
- The Lord is my Provider (v. 1) – “I shall not want” – The name for God Jehovah-Jireh is first found in Genesis 22:14 when God provided a substitute for Isaac. God still provides today (Philippians 4:19).
- The Lord is my Rest (v. 2) – “He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters.” Jesus fulfills that provision of rest as He extends the invitation to come to Him in Matthew 11:28-30. Hebrews 3 and 4…
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