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.
The Book of Psalms is one of the most popular books in the Bible for Christians. This is mainly because it covers so many different topics of a Christian’s life. Now you might think that the Psalms are a very old and out of date book, but as you will find out in this series, it still applies to our lives today. This is most visible in worship. Many traditional hymns and also contemporary Christian worship songs use the Psalms to formulate their lyrics. You can listen to many of these songs on our Worship Songs page. We will find out how the Psalms tell prophesies of later events in the Bible. We will uncover the truth behind some of the most well-known Psalms, who wrote them and when. Not only that, but we will be looking at well-known Christian writers and preachers favourite and helpful Psalms. Look forward to all of that and more in this series.
As we come up to Easter, I would like to ask you one very simple question. Have you ever thought about the extent of that Jesus did for you, when he died on the cross? He endured pain, suffering and numerous beatings. Jesus didn’t deserve to die, he had lived a perfect live and was God’s only son. But he still dies for us. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son” He chose to send his only son to die. He did it for you. “So that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” – John 3:16.
Joshua Eugene Harris is an American pastor and author, perhaps most widely known as the author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye, in which he explains what he believes to be the biblical approach to dating and relationships. You can find his blog here. Joshua Harris has written an amazing short story about a dream he had of a room filled with filing cabinets that contained all the actions of my life, both good and bad. You can view the story in video form below or if you would like to read the whole poem, click on the ‘Continue Reading’ link below.
As we come up to Easter there will be more posts, trying to get you to think about what Jesus really did for you, on that fateful day. However, don’t feel bad if you have never really considered this in great detail and you have just enjoyed Easter Sunday and resurrection. That is fine. But this year, follow RCG to find out more and spend some time, just contemplating what Jesus really did for you.
After the death of Moses, Joshua was chosen by God to cross the river Jordan with the Israelites and to capture the promised land. Very early in the book of Joshua in the Bible, there is a verse that inspires me every day of my life and reminds me that God is with me during the hard, bad times and the good.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
You might also like to do this, but I like to memorize amazing verses from God’s word like this, so that if I ever have a day when I feel like God has left me, it puts me back on the path of truth and faith.