As this is the penultimate post in what has been a very successful Psalms series, I thought we could return to a Psalm that we have already looked into the meaning of and tell you something very interesting about it. This year, one of the members of the RCG Team took some time away from blogging and traveled out to the Western Front. The Western Front was home to much of the fighting in World War One and some of the worst battles the world have seen. In this post, I will be explaining how, after losing the most precious thing in their lives, devastated parents held onto their faith with God. This is displayed thought the message they chose to have inscribed on their sons headstone; the message of the Lord.
Psalms 23 is probably the most well-known Psalm in the bible. This post in the Psalms Series is going to be a bit different to the others. As this psalm is probably the most well-known and there are many explanations to what David meant dotted around the internet, I am going to talk about what can be learnt from this Psalm however I will leave a link to a few websites which talk more about the meaning.
Over the next few weeks there will be a series of posts all about how God is always with you even if you doubt his word. We will dive deep into his word and give verses and the stories they relate. Hopefully is your relationship with God is not great at the moment then this series of post will help your relationship grow strong again.
God, who delivered me from the teeth of the lion and the claws of the bear, will deliver me from this Philistine.” Saul said, “Go. And God will help you!”
– 1 Samuel 17:37
This is the story of David and Goliath. Saul was the king of the Philistine people at this time and in this verse he is reminding David that God will be with him throughout the battle against Goliath.
David was the youngest in his family who’s job it was to protect his fathers sheep in the day and through the night. Often bears and lions would threaten to kill the sheep. It was David’s job to use his sling shot to hit the bear and scare it off.
We can see in this verse that Saul is telling David, that God wants him to know that he has protected him against the teeth of lions and so will protect him against the mighty Goliath.