A Psalm of David
"The Lord is my shepherd; I
shall not want. He makes me to lie down in
green pastures: he leads me beside the still
He restores my soul: he leads
me in the paths of righteous
for his name sake.
Yea, 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.
You prepare a table before
me in the presence of my enemies:
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life:
and I shall dwell in the house of the
Before he became anointed by the prophet Samuel, David was the
seventh son of Jessie. And he was a shepherd in charge of the family's sheepfold. God told the prophet to anoint David as king of Israel. To replace Saul because of his willful disobedience. As a result David became a wanted and hunted fugitive. It is believed he wrote this psalm running away from King Saul. Praising him for watching over him and providing for him during his enforced exile.
The Valley of the shadow of death,
means deliverance from death.
A table before me means he did
not go hungry. Goodness
and mercy were gifts given to
him by God. He promised the Lord,
He would follow him all the days of his life.
As a result. He would live in paradise forever.
Which was the house of the Lord.
Love in Christ Jesus!
Psalm 23 submitted by David.
Commentary by Roxanne Lea Dubarry
Roxy Lea 1954
Roxy 1954/ October Country
June 25, 2020
Copyright © Roxanne Dubarry | Year Posted 2020
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