Monday, February 4, 2008

could this have become too familiar?

25. Psalm 23

Psalm 23 is recognized as one of the great pieces of literature in all the world. It really is a beautiful passage. It is one of those well known passages that can get overlooked because it is familiar.

My encouragement for us today is to spend a few minutes meditating upon this passage allowing God to make these wonderful words new to us today.


Tor said...

I find this an interesting passage by David. Reading the first 22 chapters of Psalm, it seems David is laying everthing out to God. Everthing he said in the first 22 chapters is very powerful and emotional as if he had reached a point in his life and no longer knew in the that particular moment how to proceed. Then in chapter 23, he is overwhelmed with peace and comfort. Even in the next few chapters, his emotions are much more organized and structured.

Tor said...

sorry about the error above

secondjohnvs12 said...

This probably reflects what was happening in his life. There were times of triumph, and times of fear for David. Then came some time of peace. Later as we continue to read we will see how David's sin and repentance is expressed in the Psalms. It is really surprising how transparent David is in these writings.