The Twenty-Third Psalm

In the movie “Commanche Moon,” there is a scene where a lady is telling her husband he would make a good Preacher. He replies, “The only verses I know is them verses about “them green pastures.” The verses he was talking about is the twenty-third Psalm.
The twenty-third Psalm is probably one of the most recognized verses in the Bible. It’s frequently used at funerals to bring comfort to families.
In the twenty-third Psalm, the Psalmist is the sheep and the heavenly Father is the shepherd. The Psalm reads;
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” The New Living Translation of that verse goes, “The Lord is my shepherd, He’s all that I need.”
“He maketh me lie down, in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul he leadeth me in 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 thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine 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 forever.”
Think about that Psalm… The Lord leads His sheep by green pastures… He provides for us.
He leads us beside still waters… He protects us.
Even though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we do not fear… because the heavenly shepherd is with us.
This Psalm teaches us that God is with us. God provides for us. God walks with us.
Life is filled with adversity. We simply cannot avoid trials and difficulties. But, the Lord promises to be with us. He is our shepherd.

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