A glance on Jesus Christ
Message on psalm 23
For a lot of christians psalm 23 is their favourite.
The essence on the christian way of living.
Here follows the text of this beuatifull psalm in KJV
1. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 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
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
The first line is that the lord is the shepherd.
This means in the parable that you are compared to be a sheep in the flock of a shepperd.
As being a servant to that lord.
This text is thousands of years old, so it tries to use language of that age to describe the wisdom of
the religion it set food.
The first line being a sheep in the flock of the shepperd, is not a denotion of disdain but
a way to describe higher knowledge.
The second line is that he gives a good life, compared to sheep, green herbage.
The food to be happy with living. for a sheep green grass, for a human
its different, good food in a meal, a good house, friends and a purpose in life.
the third line is that he restores your soul. That is by curing illness, caring for addiction.
healing deppresion etc. And he leads on a rightious path.
You leave criminal or bad activities and get a faithfull life.
The fourth line is a belief, if there would be a hell, the lord would pull you through
and protect you from the dangers.
These are the core meanings of psalm 23.
The only question every christian has to answer is
how to realize that the lord named in the psalm begets your lord.
It can be a prayer: Oh Lord become my sheppard.
Or Oh Lord i surrender to you.
May Psalm 23 be a pointer to create for those who seek a good life.
May it lead you on the paths of happiness and peace
May it guide you to wisdom and virtue
May it help you to use prayer to give more value to life