One day as I was thinking about the beauty of the Word of God, the 23rd Psalm came to my mind.  Have you considered the glory of the promises in that beautiful psalm?  I thought about what it would actually say in today’s common language.  Perhaps something like this:

 

Ps 23:1-6   the Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

God takes care of me, therefore all my needs are provided for me.

23:2 he makes me to lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters.

He gives me peace in the midst of abundance; and leads me to safe waters.

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He gives me the peace and confidence that my food and water are always provided.

23:3 he restores my soul; he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

He heals me in every way; he shows and helps me to do what is right in all things because of who he is.

23:4 yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me 

Yes, even when things around me threaten my life, I will not be afraid of being hurt; because, dear God, you are with me; your law and your power give me confidence that all is well.

23:5   you prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.

You bless me when my enemies are near; you set me apart as special; my blessings are more than enough.

23:6 surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

For sure all that is good and merciful shall always be a part of my life and I shall live forever.


Psalms 23

(Holy Spirit 2/10/2012)

The Lord takes care of me, therefore all my needs shall always be provided for me.

He gives me peace in the midst of abundance; and leads me to safe waters.

he heals me in every way; he shows me what is right and helps me to do what is right in all things because  he is the Lord.

Yes, even when things around me threaten my life, I will not be afraid of being hurt; because, dear Lord, you are with me; your law and your power give me confidence that all is well.

You bless me when my enemies are near; you set me apart as special; my blessings are overflowing.

It is certain that all that is good and merciful shall always be a part of my life and I shall live forever.

—Carmella Payne
Chairman and Vice President
Truth and Knowledge Research Institute

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