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Psalm 23 – Part 6

sheep following shepherd 2Psalm 23, Part 6
a Psalm of David

1 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness
or his name’s sake
Even 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.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall
dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Psalm 23:1-6, ESV

From the Psalmist’s testimony of God’s provision throughout Psalm 23, we see that it is complete. God hasn’t left anything out or forgotten anything. God is concerned about everything that takes place in our lives, from the smallest detail to the hugest obstacle. The picture He provides in these verses show His care and provision for you and I when He’s our shepherd.

He restores my soul and He leads me in paths-avenues-that are righteous and good. God’s a restorer, and He is able to restore you from the inside out. That’s better than a surgical procedure that may only give you a face lift. The Hebrew word for righteousness is [Jehovah] Tsidkenu, God our righteousness. You and I can’t be in right standing with God on our own, from our works or anything that we try to do. But God has become our righteousness through Jesus, and He’s not mad at you.

When God looks at you, He sees His Son’s finished work, enabling you to enter boldly into His presence and enjoy His fellowship. He loves you and daily restores His image in you. When you see yourself as truly loved of God, you’ll be changed, transformed, restored and walking in paths of right-ness as He leads and guides you each day.  

Let His Word restore you. Let it renew your mind, your thinking. The more you know His love, the more you’ll walk in His righteousness.