David is described in the Hebrew Bible as the third king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah after Saul and Ish-bosheth. In the biblical narrative, David is a young shepherd who first gains fame as a musician and later by killing Goliath.
A major portion of the book of Psalm’s is attributed to king David, ancestor of Christ Jesus.
We will start a share focused on the book of Psalm’s 😊 Watch out here comes Psalm 119!
But to start with our known Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
All men and women that have accepted Christ as their Saviour have a new guide, provider, and protector. We are like sheep that can sometimes wander off or need direction. Our focus is to be on Christ as we rely on the Lord to help us lead a godly life. God will supply all of our needs.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. Psalm 23:2
Our Lord provides us with rest when we are weary. Jesus, our Living Water, sustains us. His children are filled with the peace that only He can bring. We are renewed through the transforming of our hearts and minds after we receive Him.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Psalm 23:3
The restoration of the soul is the healing we receive through our salvation. We are cleansed from our sinful nature and become a new creature. Our Lord leads us on the paths of righteousness by giving us wisdom and direction through the study of His Word, the Bible.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
Troubles and trials will come in the life of the Christian but they need not bring us despair. Our God is with us through it all, protecting us and comforting us. The child of God never walks alone during the trial and is often carried to the other side.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Psalm 23:5
After we have made it through the trial we are often restored in the presence of our enemies. They see the hand of the Lord in our situation. Their mouths may deny it but their hearts cannot. Just as the enemies of the children of Israel knew that the One True God was responsible for their victories; our enemies will not prevail against us when God is with us. The Lord is greater than our enemies. We are set apart from them, consecrated to the Lord. We willingly submit ourselves to Him and allow Him to work through our lives.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Psalm 23:6
Salvation through Christ Jesus means that we will have eternal security. Throughout the rest of our lives we will be blessed by the wonderful decision we made to accept Him. God provides for all our needs and shows us mercy when we falter. God’s love brings us comfort, hope, and encouragement. His Words blesses us with wisdom to guide us on our Christian walk. What more could we have need of when we have Jesus!
The Lord is my Shepherd
I shall not want
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness.
For His name sake
Yea, though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death.
I will fear no evil.
For Thou art with me
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me,
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
Thou anointest my head with oil,
My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life.
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord.
We will tackle 119!