I WILL LIFT UP MY EYES – Psalm 23 , the Shepherd’s psalm

Listen to this Psalm 23  and be encouraged and comforted


The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.      He makes me lie down in green pastures,  he leads me beside quiet waters,      he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths  for his name’s sake.  Even though I walk  through the darkest valley,  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 your goodness and love will follow me  all the days of my life,  and I will dwell in the house of the Lord  forever.

Response : The position of this psalm is worthy of notice. It follows the twenty-second, which is peculiarly the Psalm of the Cross. There are no green pastures, no still waters on the other side of the twenty-second psalm. It is only after we have read, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” that we come to “The Lord is my Shepherd.” We must by experience know the value of blood-shedding, and see the sword awakened against the Shepherd, before we shall be able truly to know the Sweetness of the good Shepherd’s care.
    It has been said that what the nightingale is among birds, that is this divine ode among the psalms, for it has sung sweetly in the ear of many a mourner in his night of weeping, and has bidden him hope for a morning of joy.  Compare it also to the lark, which sings as it mounts, and mounts as it sings, until it is out of sight, and even then is not out of hearing. Note the last words of the psalm—”I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever;” these are celestial notes, more fitted for the eternal mansions than for these dwelling places below the clouds. Oh that we may enter into the spirit of the psalm as we read it, and then we shall experience the days of heaven upon the earth!

Praise the Lord for in the end we shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Thank You Father that You have a plan for our lives to get us from earth to glory. We trust in You as our gentle shepherd who will lead us home. Hallelujah! Please make it come quickly and lead us as we spread Your Word to the uttermost parts of the earth.  Let many find You as their gracious Lord and Saviour and gentle Shepherd.  For Thine is the glory for ever, Amen.

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8 Responses to I WILL LIFT UP MY EYES – Psalm 23 , the Shepherd’s psalm

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  3. Bro Stef says:

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  4. Psalm 23 is the most recognized chapter in the Bible, and millions have memorized this as a way to comfort and provide personal hope.
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  5. I find it odd that this is the best known Psalm of all and often used at non-Christian funerals, even though this Psalm has NOTHING for the unbeliever. There are lots of wonderful promises for those who are blood-bought, adopted children of the living God, but for others there is only the challenge ot what could be theirs if only they would believe.

    ‘Lord, draw many others to know You as a loving, perfect Father God, who has provided the ONLY way to You through the finished work of Jesus at Calvary’

  6. Field Lily says:

    I needed this today. Thank you

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