ALL the Days! Psalm 23

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

Psalm 23:6

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“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
forever.”

Psalm 23:6

  • What do you think that is means to have God’s goodness and mercy (Titus 3:3-7)?
  • Surely if you know Christ, you too will dwell in the house of the Lord forever! Read John 14:2-3 and record what Jesus shared about His Father’s house.
  • God’s goodness and mercy extends all the days of your life. Think about that, and  your eternal destiny…does that change the way you look at your life/circumstances (see also Romans 8:28-30)?

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ALL your days are His – from now to eternity! His goodness and mercy follow you! I will be praying for you!

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Do Not Be Afraid!

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

Psalm 23:4

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“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.”

Psalm 23:4

  • When you know Christ, are you ever alone (Matthew 28:20)?
  • For this reason, as we walk through difficult times, trials, evil, and even death what should our attitude be?
  • Read Romans 8:9-11, Write the reasons that you should have no fear.
  • He is with you…pour out your heart to Him – His rod and staff comfort you. Trust in Him – nothing can snatch you out of His hand. (John 10:27-28)

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Say it – “I am not afraid” ! Say it again! Remember Christ is with you!  I will be praying for you!

Which Path Do You Choose?

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

Psalm 23:2-3

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“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.”

Psalm 23:2-3

  • Picture your day yesterday, then picture yourself being led by the Lord as in verse 2. Where does He take you? What is the difference?
  • He is the shepherd, you are the sheep. Which path specified here does he walk you down?
  • What is the purpose in His  path of righteousness?
  • When people choose not to walk in His ways it is not peace that results (Romans 1:21-23). Consider the Israelites who did not trust God on the path He chose for them. What is the result (see Deuteronomy 1:26-35) of either of these paths?
  • God’s path brings rest, renewal and righteousness and you bring Him glory when you walk in His will. You have a choice today…which path do you choose? Write about it. Ask God to take charge of your day…today and every day!

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May His path of righteousness and still waters be yours today and every day!  I will be praying for you!

Are You a Sheep?

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

Psalm 23:1

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“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Psalm 23:1

  • In this Psalm David refers to the Lord as His shepherd. What are some characteristics of a shepherd?
  • What are some characteristics of sheep?
  • Jesus called Himself a shepherd in John 10:1-18. Read this passage…it does help to understand the relationship between the Lord and His sheep? Write down some specific verses that characterize Jesus as a Shepherd.
  • This passage also help us to understand the role of the sheep. What does 10:14-16 reveal about Jesus’ sheep?
  • The Lord provides for His sheep! In Psalm 23 what does David tell us about the Lord’s provision (read this verse in several translations to give you a fresh prospective)?
  • He knows our name! We know His voice! We follow Him and He provides all we need. How often we forget. What do you need to trust to Him today? Lay it in His arms and follow His lead!

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Be a sheep!  I will be praying for you!