Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Psalm 23 - In the 2nd Person

18 May 2011

Psalm 23 is so often read at funerals. And that's OK, but it's a psalm for living moreso than for dying. I was reading it and noticed how easy it would be to rewrite it such that it addresses the Lord God all the way through (2nd person), since more than half of it is already written this way.

The Lord God is good - is exceedingly good - is wholly good - is only good - is absolutely good. And He loves us.

See what happens when you pray this psalm and/or declare these truths.
Psalm 23
A Psalm of David.
1 O LORD, You are my shepherd;
I shall not want.
2 You make me to lie down in green pastures;
You lead me beside the still waters.
3 You restore my soul;
You lead me in the paths of righteousness
For Your name’s sake.

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.

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in Your house, O LORD,

Blessings on you,

All scripture quoted is from the New King James Version, Thomas Nelson Publishers.