SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
"I WALK THROUGH"
"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. Yea, 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever"-Psalm 23:1-6
In this Psalm, David teaches the reader that salvation is ours. David explains that God's love offers encouragement. He says we can experience the Lord's goodness and salvation all the days of our lives.
For the Jewish community, Psalm 23 is used as a focus for the third meal in the Shabbat, the Sabbath rest, and for other religious days such as the Yizkor and the prayers of remembrance.
For the Christian, the psalm is commonly used at memorial services when someone dies and in verse four it speaks of God's protection in the face of death.
For both the Christian and Jewish faith, Psalm 23 speaks of God's protection and love.
"The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul"-Psalm 121:7
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