Summer in Psalms Interactive Bible Study – June 23

This Bible study in Psalms is intended to be interactive, as a stepping stone from reading God’s Word to journaling with Him. The Discover One Thing ministry focuses on use of the SOAP method of Bible Study (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer) during our daily time at the feet of Jesus. To learn more, check out the “What’s SOAP?” tab above. Please read the Psalm below, let God speak to you through it, then post a response in the Comments section on our website’s home page. Your response could be any of the following related to the Psalm: scripture verse that stood out to you, observation, application, prayer, question, prayer request, or response to another’s comment. And check back to see where the conversation leads us! Together we can encourage one another and grow closer to God!

The Book of Psalms contains responses to God by individuals and the community in worship. We pray through this study that all of us will focus on the majesty of God and humble ourselves before Him in worship, no matter our circumstance.

-Becky & Dyea

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

The Discover One Thing main website continues to follow the Life Journal Reading Plan which covers the whole Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.

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Posted on June 23, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I have started to go straight to psalms when
    I wake up in the morning(instead of Facebook
    Or the news) it’s awesome to wake up refreshed
    Instead of worried for the world, or wanting
    What others have. I love Verses 1-3
    Each morning reading this puts me in
    The right mind set for the day. Instead
    Of focusing on things that don’t matter
    verse3…. He guides me along the right
    Paths for his name sake. Also in verse
    1. … I lack nothing. It’s so easy to wish you got
    To do what others are doing, instead each night
    I’ve been thinking about everything I’m
    Thankful for that day and that God has given
    Me all I need

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  2. Psalm 23 is probably the most well-known of the psalms because it’s often recited at funerals. Why? I was confused about this for a long time. I couldn’t figure out why we were honoring someone who died by reciting scripture that was not about them at all. It’s not about them because their time in this world is done. It’s about us because we’re still here needing to find comfort and trust. And this psalm points us to God for it. Your goodness and love will follow me, pursue me, embrace and engulf me all the days of my life! Thank You!

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  3. I love it, Rebecca! I’ve been trying to do the same but still working on it. Let’s help one another through prayer.

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  4. I love this Psalm! I pray that I always stay close to God and honestly grow even closer to Him so I can experience the green pastures and quiet waters that will restore me. He brings such peace and contentment when I focus on Him. Let my focus always be on him! I agree Rebecca, reading this fist thing this morning just brightened and refocused me today. Have a great Tuesday! 🙂

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  5. 3. He refreshes my soul.
    He guides me along the right paths for his namesake.
    Speaks to me the most today.
    It’s so much esier to take his path knowing that he always is wanting to refresh my heart

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  6. Verse 1 : The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing (I shall not want).

    I lack nothing…why? I remember from our gospels journey that Jesus said in Matthew 23:8-10 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah.

    If I love the approval of men rather than the approval of God (John 12:43), or give authority to anything or any one other than what rightfully belongs to God Almighty, I have nothing, I am nothing – then I shall want, what man cannot give me.

    Please allow Your surely goodness, love and mercy to continue to follow me for all the days of my life. It’s easy to take You for granted in ALL You do, reflecting on this Psalm today. Whether written in joy or darkness – anyone can relate, whether in joy, sadness or darkness.

    – – What is the most comforting thing that you have experienced or most content you’ve been in the life of faith?

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