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A Look at Psalms 23 Part 1

Kirk Coffman

A Look at Psalms 23 Part 1

I have recently been inspired by the candid nature of King David's Psalms. So with that I felt led to open up a bit and post a new short series of thoughts. It's called "My Personal Look at Psalms 23".

Introduction:
I find this psalm to be a deeply personal interaction, seemingly between King David and his own spirit, all the while being in the presence of God. It seems almost devious for me to be able to step into his inner thoughts, open his personal journal and eavesdrop on such a private moment. Yet, I am so glad that I am able to, because, this psalm is so rich with truth about the behavior and the life-approach of a follower of God.

The amount self-checking and introspection that it takes to continually evaluate the intention of my will and my desires can be exhausting at times but I know it will be worth it in the end. Why? Because I know that God’s will for me is far better than I could ever ask or even think (Eph 3:20). It’s ironic, I think, that this is such a fitting and beneficial scripture to keep present in mind for a believer throughout life. Because, for many, it’s not until the death of a loved one that Psalms 23 is considered. It’s a pity that for so many, this powerful passage is locked in a graveside memorial service context. I’m interested in bringing this life-guiding message out of the grave and into my life to receive the full benefit of its truth.