Five Wonderful Words

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The 23rd psalm has been a favorite of God’s people for thousands of years. It is steeped in the Israelite culture of husbandry. But all through the years it has appealed to people who realize that God is watching over them. Just the first five words alone in the English versions reveal so much, even for us today.

The – This is a definite article in reference to God. He is not one of many gods, He is the God. He is the only God.

Lord – This indicates that God is our savior. He is the only one who can bring us eternal salvation.

Is – This present tense word reveals that God is alive and always with us. He remains all powerful and all loving.

My – This shows that God is a personal God. He wants a relationship with us and deals with each us on a most individual, intimate level.

Shepherd – This reminds us that God is always guiding, feeding, and protecting us. He will never lead us down the wrong path.

And that’s just the first five words of the psalm! Give the rest of it a read with these thoughts in mind, and you will gain the most wonderful feelings of joy, satisfaction, and peace within your heart.

Edd Sterchi
Broadway church of Christ
Campbellsville, KY

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