Verse 1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want
When I claim God as my only support and live like it ...
- Psalms 62:5-8
- Lamentations 3:24-26
I won’t have to worry about being in need of necessities
- Philippians 4:19
Verse 2 He makes me to lie down in Green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
At the moment of delivering me from my bondage to self and sin God gives me rest the sabbath is a weekly celebration of this work for all of humanity and it becomes personal when I am freed…
- Matthew 11:28
I am then willing to be led by His word into a life of truth which gives my soul peace beyond the worldly troubles
- Ezekiel 36:25
Verse 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
With this peace and new relationship comes restoration to me as a person and into the eternal family all done by Jesus through the workings…
- Ezekiel 36:26
And of the Holy Spirit as He promised He would do if we accepted His offer when He shed His blood
- Ezekiel 36:22
Verse 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.
As I follow God, He leads me through experiences that show me my faults like: pride, self-reliance or distrust so I will give them up as these things will keep me from allowing God to completely have full power in my life…
- Psalms 44:19
- Deuteronomy 36:39
Knowing He has only my eternal good at heart helps me to bear through the dark time of death to self because I know He has not left me totally but stepped away slightly so I would understand that there is still something keeping us apart and what real denial of God will be
- Proverbs 3:12
Verse 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
Through all of this earthly life, God is still planning a good end for me even though so much evil seem to be winning…
- Isaiah 33:16
- Psalms 37:25
Verse 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.
- Mathew 5:16
- Proverbs 16:7
- Revelation 22:14