Reflections on the 23rd Psalm

The 23rd Psalm provides some wonderful images of our Lord and our God!

  • Here are some historical perspectives from the book God’s Psychiatry by Charles Allen
  • And using a similar approach, here are some of Steve Long’s perspectives on this reading

My wife, Kim, does not like the “shadow of death” portion (and maybe others?) of the traditional reading. Here’s one she likes more…

Psalm 23 (Contemporary)

You, Lord, are my shepherd. I will never be in need.  You let me rest in fields of green grass.  You lead me to streams of peaceful water, And you refresh my life. You are true to your name, And You lead me along the right paths. I may walk through valleys as dark as death, But I won’t be afraid. You are with me, And your shepherd’s rod makes me feel safe. You treat me to a feast, while my enemies watch. You honor me as your guest, And You fill my cup until it overflows. Your kindness and love will always be with me each day of my life, And I will live forever in your house.

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