Revealed Promises of Psalm 23

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The 23rd Psalm is arguably the most well-known, most memorized, most beloved passage in all of the Scriptures. Millions of people of people have recited it during times of stress, despair, war, and disaster to give them strength and courage. People have used it during times of death, sorrow, and loss for a source of comfort and security. Still others read or cite the Psalm as a foundation for showing thankfulness and gratitude for their blessings.

Whatever be the case, this Psalm has many assurances that many people have, most likely, never considered or realized. Today’s version of the 23rd Psalm is a verse-by-verse breakdown of each verse ending with one of God’s promises. It is my hope and prayer that this “breakdown” of the 23rd Psalm will serve as a source of encouragement and comfort for you.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd = RELATIONSHIP

I shall not want = SUPPLY

He makes me lie down in green pastures = REST

He leads me besides the quiet waters = REFRESHMENT

He restores my soul = HEALING

He guides me in the paths of righteousness = GUIDANCE

For His name’s sake = PURPOSE

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death = TESTING

I will fear no evil = PROTECTION

For You are with me = FAITHFULNESS

Your rod and your staff they comfort me = DISCIPLINE

You prepare a table before me in the presence of mine enemies = HOPE

You anoint my head with oil = CONSECRATION

My cup runneth over = ABUNDANCE

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life = BLESSING

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord = SECURITY

Forever = Eternity


The Lord is an amazing God. His promises and love for us is everlasting and a great source of comfort for all of us!

A Different Look at the 23rd Psalm

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Photo Credit: JunCTionS via Flickr

This is an eye opener… Some people probably never thought nor looked at this Psalm in this way even though they say it over and over again. So, sit back, read this comforting Psalm, and see it in a new perspective.

The Lord is my Shepherd

– That’s Relationship!

I shall not want

– That’s Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.

– That’s Rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters.

– That’s Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul

– That’s Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness.

– That’s Guidance!

For His name sake

– That’s Purpose!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.

– That’s Testing!

I will fear no evil.

– That’s Protection!

For Thou art with me

– That’s Faithfulness!

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me,

– That’s Discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

– That’s Hope!

Thou anointest my head with oil,

– That’s Consecration!

My cup runneth over.

– That’s Abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.

– That’s Blessing!

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord.

– That’s Security!

Forever!

– That’s Eternity!