Psalm 23 is one of the the most well-known parts of the Bible. People who do not claim to be religious can quote parts of Psalm 23. Christians have become so familiar with this beloved psalm we almost cease to hear it. What we need is a Psalm 23 remix- a fresh look at an oldie but a goodie!
Please read Psalm 23:
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 remix of promises.
The remix promise of provision:
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.
When God is our shepherd we lack no good thing. He provides us with green pastures and still waters. Food and water. Like the sheep in Psalm 23, we find rest in Jesus when we partake of the food He provides, the Bread of Life, and the Living Water.
The remix promise of presence:
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me.
God is with us through it all. Often we think when we face our toughest times that we walk alone. But God promises that when we face the shadow of death, we need not fear because we find safety in a different shadow, the shadow of His wings. Jesus has over come death, the death of hopes, the death of dreams, the death of relationships, and He is an expert at raising things from the dead.
The remix promise of purpose:
You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
Before David became king, Samuel anointed David’s head with oil. God also instructs that every tool and element of the temple be anointed with oil before it’s used. Even the priests are anointed with oil before they begin their holy work. Our times of suffering and struggle can be a sign from God that he is anointing us for a new work for His kingdom.
The remix promise of protection:
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
No one enjoys struggling with enemies. I have had seasons of life when it seemed my enemies were draining me of time, resources, health and peace. But God meets us in the very presence of our enemies and nourishes us through His provisions. God uses painful seasons to prosper us not harm us. And our enemies can only sit back and watch.
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