A Psalm for the Living

What is the most well known Psalm? I haven’t checked statistics but my guess is The Shepherd’s Psalm, Psalm 23. It is quoted most often at funerals, but if I should die before the Lord returns and this Psalm is quoted over me, I want it known as the Psalm to live by. With that said, may you read the following scriptures, for God says it best, meditate on them and let Him speak life, peace, comfort and joy into your day. dscf4322.jpg

“The Lord is my shepherd…”

“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” John 10:10-11.

“I shall not want…”  “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue; Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature…” 2Pet. 1:3-4.

“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures…”  “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matt. 11:28.

“…he leadeth me beside the stillwaters.”  “For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” Rev. 7:17.

“He restoreth my soul.”  “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isa. 40:31.

“…he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”  “Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” 2Tim. 2:22

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil…”  “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” 1John 4:17-18.

“…for thou art with me…”  “…I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Heb. 13:5b.

“…thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”   “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” 2Cor. 1: 3-4.

“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies…”   “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:” Matt. …25:34.

“…thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”  ” The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek…To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord…To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” Isa. 61: 1-3, portions of.

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…”    “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is they faithfulness. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.” Lam. 3:22-23,26.

“…and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”   “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.” Ps. 27:4.

Praying you behold the beauty of the Lord in your life.

What Psalm is your favorite?


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