Psalm 23:1-6 ESV - 1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even 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. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Jehovah, the self-existent, eternal God, the covenant God who always keeps his promises and never lies but always acts in righteousness and holiness . . .this God is my shepherd. He does not “outsource” me but personally cares for me. He gives me rest, He leads me where I should go, He restores and encourages me, He shows me the right way to live — all according to His Word.
He will never leave me. Even if I must walk through dark and scary times, these times have a purpose and God will never leave me to fend for myself. He gives me good, godly boundaries to keep me from sin; He blesses me with so much more than I deserve.
And if all these temporal blessings are not more than enough, God has an eternal, heavenly home for me –with Him forever. What an amazing Savior!
Pray for the Persecuted Church–OpenDoorsUSA
Day 6: Pray for churches in Indonesia that often face targeting by
Islamic extremist groups for sharing the gospel.
Daily Wisdom Psalm 23, 53, 83, 113, 143 Proverbs 23
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One of my favorite memorized passages