Today’s attached devotional give more insight into the greatness of
Psalm 23. May it encourage you to drink of the refreshing waters it
provides. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 23:1-6 (ESV)
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 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.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
“This Psalm…has been in daily use for more than two thousand years. It has been a lamp, with its light never extinguished, which has cheered and guided through their mortal troubles countless multitudes of men in many lands; it has been an ornament of beauty which has given to their lives grace and dignity; it has been a home in which they have lived happily and peacefully, finding shelter in it from rain, and snow, and rough winds. A king may have written it, but it has passed into the possession of millions of common people like ourselves. It has become the expression of the experience, not of a solitary saint, but of a countless multitude of saints. As I listen to it, I think I hear the chant of men of every kindred, and tribe, and tongue, and of every age since the Psalm was written, every new generation taking up the strain from its predecessor, and all of them declaring that the Lord was their Shepherd, that He made them lie down in green pastures, led them beside the still waters, guided them in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. We, too, may be of good hope. What God has been to so great a multitude of men He will be to us.” [R. W. Dale in The Speaker’s Bible III, edited by James Hastings and Edward Hastings, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, n.d.), p. 109-110]