The Lord is our Shepherd.
If you could have one special meal with anyone living, who would you choose?
This weekend Pastor Chris shared a message he heard from Louie Giglio on the 23rd Psalm. For those who grew up in church this passage is very familiar. It is embroidered on pillows, displayed in homes, and it is one of the first scriptures that many memorized as children. If you didn’t grow up in church, you will probably still recognize these verses because they are often read at funerals. Let’s take some time to dig deeper into these familiar words.
Primary Scriptures: Psalm 23:1-6
- There is a lot of imagery in these verses. Which image is your favorite?
- David was a shepherd before he became the king of Israel, so he was very familiar with sheep. Today we may find it a bit harder to relate to this analogy. Pastor talked about how the shepherd’s crook could be used to rescue a sheep from drowning. Can you share a time when God rescued you?
- Verse 5 says that God prepares a table for us in the presence of our enemies. What enemies keep you from making time for God? Busyness? Distraction?
- Verse 6 reminds us of eternity. How do we live in the present but keep our eyes on eternity?
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Psalm 23:1-6 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.