Text in Context: Read Psalm 23.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Reflect: What images does David use to describe God? How does God display His goodness and love?
Respond: How do the images used impact your view of God? What are the enemies you currently face? How does God’s presence change your perception?
Prayer: Father, thank you for being by my side. Help me see and know your presence, so I go wherever you lead. Amen.
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