Day 138 | Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Exercise: If you followed Exercise Group #1 yesterday, I am skipping today. I will list an exercise group every other day.
July 9th, I sent out more translations of the 23rd Psalm. Today I am giving you my last dose of different translations for your review. This favorite never gets old. I hope that you found at least one translation or version that really spoke to you.
Psalm 23 – New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
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 right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I 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 my whole life long.
Psalm 23 – GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
The LORD is my shepherd. I am never in need. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside peaceful waters. He renews my soul. He guides me along the paths of righteousness for the sake of his name. Even though I walk through the dark valley of death, because you are with me, I fear no harm. Your rod and your staff give me courage. You prepare a banquet for me while my enemies watch. You anoint my head with oil. My cup overflows. Certainly, goodness and mercy will stay close to me all the days of my life, and I will remain in the LORD’S house for days without end.
Psalm 23 (This is a repeat but worth doing)
The Lord is my shepherd; - that’s relationship
I shall not want. – this is supply
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: - refreshment
he leadeth me beside the still waters. – rest
He restoreth my soul: - healing
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness- goodness
for his name’s sake – purpose
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, - testing
I will fear no evil: - protection
for thou art with me; - faithfulness
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. – discipline
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; - hope
thou anointest my head with oil; - consecration
my cup runneth over. – abundance
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: - blessing
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord – security
forever. – eternity
Gracious, loving shepherd, we thank you for your constant watching over your flock. We need you more that in our previous days as we continue to be concerned about the dangerous virus that continues to infect people. Lord, we ask you to lead us to discover ways we may help each other remain safe in our community. Continue to provide those places of rest and refreshment for your sheep. Lord, Hear our prayers. Amen
Today: prayers of thanksgiving for the Lord, our Shepherd.