Thought For Today
A Psalm of David
Psalm 23:1 THE LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalm 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
Psalm 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Psalm 23:4 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 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Psalm 23:6 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.
If anyone knows anything about sheep, and shepherds, then Psalm 23:1 explains everything! A good shepherd takes care of his sheep. A good shepherd makes sure that his sheep does not want for anything.
Psalm 23:2 A good shepherd keeps his sheep moving, always moving to the green pastures, because if they stay in the same pasture too long they will eat up all of the food and go hungry. Just as God does with his sheep, they need to listen to God and keep moving to green pastures, if they stay in the same pasture too long they will run out of spiritual food. Be like the sheep and listen to the shepherd, for God is a good shepherd and will do only what is good for his sheep.
He leadeth me beside the still waters. Sheep will not go near troubled waters, such as fast moving water, they always drink from still water. Running water represents a danger to sheep, if they get in the running water and their wool becomes soaked they will drown. God will not bring us close to running water, he will always lead us beside of still waters if we only listen to him.
In Psalm 23:3 It says, He restoreth my soul, God will always restore you if you just believe, he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Everything we do should be to glorify God, we should be righteous for God, for his name's sake, because we as christians represent God.
Psalm 23:4 Tells us to not fear! Fear no evil, do not fear life, nor death! God is with us here as we live our daily lives, and he will be with us in death when we pass from this world into the next, so fear not for God is with us! God will bring you out the victor,
Psalm 23:5 Tells us that as long as God is in control we will win against the enemy! And, he will see to it that the enemy knows we are the victors, because God will preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Prepare to stand before your enemies as the victor, because the battle is not your's, but God's and he will win!
Psalm 23:6 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 Explains itself.