The Meaning of Psalm 23

I received this in an email and thought that it is worth passing on. Whether you agree with the definitions used here isn’t really cause for debate, if you find it or any part of it to be of positive benefit to you on your spiritual journey than it has served its purpose for your life.

The Meaning of Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd (relationship: a connection, bond, association or mutual dealing)

I shall not want (supply; to furnish what is lacking, to provide, to satisfy)

He makes me lie down in green pastures (rest; relief or freedom from what wearies, troubles or disturbes, a refreshing ease or quiet.)

He leads me beside quiet waters (refreshment: to provide new vigor and energy, by rest, food, to restore)

He restores my soul (healing; to mend, to cure, to gain health, to make whole)

He guides me in paths of righteousness (guidance: leadership, direction, advice, supervised council)

For his names sake (purpose: the reason for which something exists)

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (testing: to determine the quality of something)

I will fear no evil (protection; to defend, shelter or guard from attack)

For you are with me (faithfulness: steadfast in allegiance, constant, reliable)

Your rod and your staff, they comfort me (discipline: to improve or correct; to act in accordance with a set of rules.)

You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies (hope; a confident expectation of a favorable outcome)

You anoint my head with oil (consecration: to dedicate for a sacred purpose, to set apart for holy use)

My cup overflows (Abundance: over sufficient amount, a plentiful amount)

Surely goodness and love will follow me for all of my days (blessing: God’s favor to a person or God’s approval)

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord (security: to be free from danger, injury or harm)

Forever (eternity: A time without interruption, limitless time.)

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