The Lord’s My Shepherd

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Dwelling in the Word:  April 2016

Psalm 23:  King James Version (KJV)
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all
the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

ELCA Book of Faith Initiative Devotional Questions:
What scares, confuses, or challenges me in this text?

What delights me in this text?

What stories or memories does this text stir up in me?

What is God up to in this text?

This month’s article comes from Dr. James Limburg, Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Luther Seminary.  This article can be found online at https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=919

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