Psalms Chapter 23 Discussion

  • Wayne S Clayton st on Psalms 23
    Why is female pastor s not condom in the eyes of the lord
  • Traceyg481 on Psalms 23
    one of my Favs in the Bible
  • Duncan - in Reply on Psalms 23
    I would encourage you to knee down and repent your sins before the lord, the sins of jealously the sins of anger and ask God to show you any hidden sins in your life and repent anything he will show you

    I want you to understand the wicked have no rest because they have unrepeated sins hence they try all they can to find rest

    and ask God to remove this spirit of anger in your heart.

    as it is written

    Isaiah 57:20

    20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

    21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

    Read this word

    Psalms 18:6

    In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

    Pray for an

    Ezekiel 36:26

    26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

    Make your request known him to his God is faithful
  • Anonymous - in Reply on Psalms 23
    every man,woman& i personally believe some animals are born with emotions, or what we humans call feelings happiness,loneliness,sadness,love,etc.etc. these are gifts of God, the Lord has them and we have them. its only the knowledge of good&evil in us all as imperfect humans and do apply it to a perfect gift that we ourselves create a sinful result. when we are mad and apply humanism to it we are mad then angry then RAGE that's a sin, sadness to depression, like someone, love them then LUST after them is a sin that we create. you can just about apply every natural emotion with a unnatural feeling that we take to the extreme
  • Adam - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Hi Lat, my perspective is that what God created is good, but we have a choice in how we use God's gifts for good or for evil. Emotions aren't inherantly bad. Jesus expressed anger for example and that wasn't bad. If someone hurt one of my family members I would be ok with being angry for a period of time, but what actions people may take as a result of their feeling can be good or evil. Anger is not the same as hurting someone, for example. Those are 2 separate things.

    People always have a moral decision to make and we always have a way to escape sin. Also people have more control of their emotions than what most people admit. People even have totally opposite emotions for the exact same circumstances. For example, someone may get a flat tire and be furious, but someone else may not care and be happy and content. For example if you were just married you would probably let it slide. If you just got a promotion or just won the lottery right before getting a flat tire I doubt you'd choose to have too negative of emotions over it. I don't know if this is common knowlege or not, but I'm surprised how many people I observe who assume they have no control over it as if they are a victim of their emotions that they themselves choose to have. God bless.
  • Lat on Psalms 23
    Why does God give us emotions and then not want us to use them?? I'm having angry issues and trouble with jealousy! Not as bad as I use to but still there!
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 23
    Psalm 23

    Probably the best known and most quoted Psalm at funerals; the theme is representative of both rest for God's people the first 3 verses could be a general sentiment on resting in the Lord.

    For the Lord to be our shepherd; of course He has to be the Chief Shepherd over our lives. ( 1 Peter 2:25). The fourth verse could be applied; of course to the Messiah Himself once He died but He had to suffer the unique anguish of being separated from God as it pleased Him to crush Christ ( Isaiah 53:10). We need to consider our High Priest who suffered such things for our sake. ( Heb. 4:14-16).

    Verse 5 is probably the most overlooked portion about preparing a table in the presence of "my enemies". This certainly could represent Christ when He returns; but also David himself once he comes back to rule and reign with Christ ( Jeremiah 30:9 and other references). We shall rule and reign with Christ as well ( Rev. 2:26-27 but also other passages). This is the heritage of the saints. These things should not bring us a mindset of arrogance and pride; but should serve as a warning to the unregenerate who hopefully will be convicted of sin while there is yet time to repent (see Matt. 21:24).

    Goodness and mercy are promised in this life despite the trials of life. The eternal dwellingplace of all the saints is also a promise and something worth meditating over.
  • James on Psalms 23
    This is my favorite verse!
  • EmethAlethia - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Understand, Satan is so powerful that he convinced 1/3 of all the angels that were present when the foundations of the

    earth were laid, that he could take God. We, are, according to scripture, "currently" lower than the angels. You think there is something you can say or do to "restrain Satan" or "rebuke" him. As a matter of fact, Jude 1:8-16.

    Even other angels, greater, by far, than any living human, won't lay a single accusation at the feet of Satan. Instead they say, "The Lord God rebuke you." " I rebuke you..." Is going where no angel will ever go. They're not stupid. Daring to rebuke Satan is like daring to stand in front of a freight train and yelling stop I command you in the name of Fred my janitor."

    The format isn't stop in the name of the law/Lord either. Its, Lord, please build a hedge around us and protect us from the damage of Satan, fallen angels and demons. Let your influence reign in our lives and the lives of those we seek to influence for your kingdom.

    Remove the word "I" from all of it. Even in "The name of the Lord." Be smart. Don't revile angelic majestic, even in His name. Ask God to do it directly and be done. I, personally, do fear to go where Arc Angels, the most powerful angels of all, fear to tread. Ask God to do it and be done. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.

    If taking all I am, all I gave, all I love and care for brings you glory Lord, have at it. I live for you. Job... It's about Him being glorified. None of this is about me.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Casting out demons,

    Jesus gave instruction, I'm not aware of scripture in the Psalms specified for that. But David who is accredited as author of many of the Psalms written in the Bible, was able to have an evil spirit leave Saul, by playing music. 1Samuel 16, however this seems different, because note: 1Samuel 16:14, 1Samuel 15, note 1Samuel 15:23,

    Please read & study these:

    Mark 1:34,39, Mark 3:14-15, Matthew 12:28, Luke 11:20, Mark 16:9, Matthew 8:16, Luke 4:14, Luke 8:2, Matthew 28:18-20,

    Jude 1:2-10, note: Jude 1:9, Acts 19:13-17, Matthew 12:39-45, Luke 11:14-26,

    Mark 6:7-13, Luke 9:49-50,

    Matthew 10:8, Mark 16:17,

    Matthew 17:14-21, Mark 9:17-29,

    James 1:2-7, Luke 11:1-13,

    Hopefully these are all helpful
  • Daniel on Psalms 23
    What psalms to rebuke satan??
  • Suze - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Dear Bro Dan , may God bless you , I always enjoy your posts too . What is the Kingdom of Heaven / the Kingdom of God ? There are very many verses that pertain to it , I'm on my way out the door so I only have time for one : Acts Ch 3 V 29+30 . Where was David's throne ? I'm so sorry I don't have time now but I promise I shall do better in about 12 hours smiley face , watch this space , much love in Christ .
  • ELB - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Brother Alex:

    I believe both you and Suze are right.

    At Christ Resurrection, David received the promise of immortal life, he has become the SEED, now he is planting SEED as is Christ.

    David the SEED has no need of a PLACE called (literal) HEAVEN, man doctrine.

    Isaiah 6:13 But yet in it (the land, earth) shall be a tenth, and it (the tenth, the offering to the Lord in righteousness) shall return (first resurrection), and shall be eaten: as a teil tree and as an oak, whose substance IS IN THEM, when they cast their leaves, the HOLY SEED shall be the substance thereof.

    Revelation 22:2 ....and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

    Do we agree that the OLD SAINTS were raised with Christ, let me know if we don't, and we will look to the scriptures for the answer.

    God Bless YOU!
  • ELB - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Sister Suze:

    Revelation 8:9 And the THIRD PART of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the THIRD PART of the SHIPS were destroyed.

    Psalms 104:26 There go the ships: there is that leviathan, which thou hast made to play therein.

    Isaiah 27:1 In that the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword (the word of God) shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan, that crooked serpent, and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

    Revelation 13:10 And he that leadeth into captivity, shall go into captivity, and he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword.

    Revelation 20:4 .....and the souls (mines of flesh) that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus .....

    God Bless You!
  • Alex N - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Suze... I love ya but let me give ya my feelings on Acts 2 : 29....Peter is not saying that David is not going to Heaven...Peter was just trying to tell all those folks that David was not the one who David was prophesing about....Peter was trying to tell them that the Prophesy of DAVID'S soul not left in Hell is just prophetic that its Christ's soul that was not left in hell etc,...Its Christs soul that wd not see corruption....Not DAVID ...In fact most of all Davids Prophesies were really about Christ....That special Son that was to come out of Davids loins was really prophetic about the H.G. that Child of Promise that wd come out of Christ loins...his seed etc..His breath etc...Christ's words are his seeds etc..

    .....David that great man of God will be in Heaven but he is not that great king that will rule over the house of Israel forever...As David had prophesed about as being himself....The bible just uses DAVID as symbolic language for Christ that great King that will reign over the house of Israel forever....But there is an element of truth in DAVIDS Prophesy....THere was a great king that came out of DAVIDS LOINS which was Solomon that was to reign in Jerusalem forever...But its the H.G. the Comforter the Child of PROMISE that is gonna come outta of Christ loins (his seed ) that is gonna rule in NEW JERUSALEM The kingdom in our hearts for ever.

    .....Thats what Peter was trying to tell them in Acts 2 : 29 ...David was just prophetic of Christ and Solomon was just prophetic of the H.G. that is gona build that great temple in our hearts...As our bodies are the temple of the H.G..Abide in me and i in you....Thats y Jesus said a greater then Solomon is Here..

    .....An external kingdom wd be no threat to Satan...It has to be internal, simply b/c our warfare is in internal....His enemy is our carnal minds thus the kingdom has to be with in us....In order for God to make his enemy (our carnal minds ) his footstool.. 1ST COR 6: 19 Your body is the temple OF H.G.
  • Bro dan - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Dear Sister Suze,

    Always enjoy your posts, and I hope you don't mind me offing some clarification here regarding scripture that specifically states that we can enter into Heaven, the same Kingdom of Heaven where Jesus/God reside.

    Jesus tells us below that if we do God's will, we can enter into the "Kingdom of Heaven."

    Matthew 7:21

    "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."

    So yes, we should be striving for this reward!

    God Bless.
  • ELB - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Sister Suze:

    Revelation 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast in to the sea, and a THIRD PART of the sea became blood.

    Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters (seas) which thou sawest, where the whore setteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

    Daniel 2:45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of a mountain made without hands ....

    Hebrews 12:22 But you are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, and unto a company of innumerable angels.

    Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

    Psalms 104:4 Who maketh his angels spirits, his ministers a flaming fire.

    Exodus 7:17 Thus saith the Lord, In this thou shall know that I am the LORD, Behold, I will smite with the rod that is in thine hand the waters (peoples, nations) that are in the river, and they shall turn into blood.

    God Bless You!
  • ELB - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Sister Suze:

    I happens because it was prophecied to happen.

    Ezekiel 5:1-5

    Zechariah 13:9

    All the verses in Revelation that takes about the third part of man.

    These are the called out, to be priest and judges.

    Romans 8:19-21
  • Suze - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Acts Ch 2 V 29-35 , if David didn't get to heaven why would anyone else think that they are going there ? Much love and n Christ .
  • Suze - in Reply on Psalms 23
    God bless you ELB , it astonishes me how so many verses seem to be completely ignored by so many people , people don't want to believe what it actually says , I don't know why this happens but it worries me . Much love to you in Christ .
  • ELB - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Amen Sister Suze:

    Exodus 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a KINGDOM OF PRIEST, and a holy nation. These are the words ye shall speak to the children of Israel.

    God bless You!
  • ELB - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Amen Sister Suze:

    Colossians 1:27 .....THIS MYSTERY ......Christ In YOU ......

    Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the HOLY PLACE made with hands, but into HEAVEN ITSELF .....

    Philippians 2:13 For it is God (Christ in you, heaven itself) that worketh in you both to will and to do his good pleasure.

    Psalms 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods, the children of the most high.

    God Bless YOU; his body.

    As the father and I are ONE, that they may be ONE with us.
  • Suze - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Hi Kathy , the best place to look for the answers to all your questions is defo the Bible . If you haven't yet read it please do , im sure you will enjoy it and possibly be very surprised by some of the things you will discover in there , for example , you might discover that it doesn't say anywhere that people go to heaven , Jesus did but I believe he was a very special case , Acts Ch 4 V 1+2 and 1st Thessalonians Ch 4 V 13-18 . There are very many verses that speak of humans being resurrected at the return of Christ and us dwelling on earth with Christ after his return and our resurrection . I can't find one verse that plainly states that we will live in heaven with God and Jesus . Please don't take my word for any of this , I urge you to read the Bible for yourself with an open heart and mind , much love to you in Christ .
  • GiGi - in Reply on Psalms 23

    I did reply to your question but it did not show up on this thread. It appears on page one of the Discussion comments.
  • ELB - in Reply on Psalms 23

    Man doesn't go to a PLACE, heaven of hell.

    John 3:13 No man has ascended up to heaven, except he that came down from heaven, even the Son of Man which now IS IN HEAVEN; IN MAN.

    Colossians 1:27 ...this mystery .......Christ in you ....

    We are JUST A BODY; THE NEW HEAVEN, where the LIFE of CHRIST dwells.

    When he pulls THE LIFE out of the BODY (human flesh) that fleshly bodies dies.

    The LIFE goes back to God who gave THE BODY LIFE.

    When we depart this fleshly body we instantly are GIVEN a NEW BODY, the BODY of CHRIST.


    The kingdom of heaven is IMMORTAL LIFE.

    The only man that has IMMORTAL LIFE is Christ.

    1 Corinthians 15:38 ...and to every SEED, HIS (CHRIST) OWN BODY ......

    John 14:6 I am Life ....

    Psalms 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods, the children of the most high,

    Psalms 82:7 But ye (flesh and blood, this earthly body) shall die like one of the princes ...

    LIFE can never DIE, only this body of flesh DIES: LIFE continues in a NEW BODY.

    God Bless YOU!
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Romans 14:7-12, Philippians 2:1-11, Matthew 7,

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • Kathy on Psalms 23
    If a family member does not go to heaven because they never received Salvation, will I know that they aren't in heaven?
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Psalms 23

    Here is a scripture I just found for you : Psalms 25:16-18

    I believe you can forgive now. Matthew 6:14, Mark 11:25,

    In the last few years GOD has placed forgiveness on my thoughts for people, some had already passed. Some wrongs I had forgotten but as I remembered, GOD would remind me to forgive.

    There are moments we have deep regrets, especially when a loved one is passed on. I have prayed similarly as you & felt peace because nothing is impossible with GOD, Luke 1:37, Mark 10:27, Luke 18:27, Matthew 19:26,
  • Kurt Vanloo on Psalms 23
    Why did i not for give my bothers and tell them how much i miss them tell

    god i pary two my family up in heavin a above
  • PSALM 23 The Lord our Shepherd - in Reply on Psalms 23
    Psalm 23:4, addressing the Lord Shepherd, says, "Your rod and your staff, they comfort me." David bases this description on the practices of shepherds in his day. Shepherds of the time commonly carried a rod and staff as essential to their work.

    The rod mentioned in Psalm 23 is a symbol of the Lord's strength and protection. The rod was a sturdy wooden stick used as a weapon to fight off wild animals who might have hoped to make an easy meal out of an otherwise defenseless flock of sheep. The shepherd also used the rod to help him keep count of the sheep within the flock (as alluded to in Leviticus 27:32). Young David recounted an incident to King Saul in which he probably used his shepherd's rod: "Your servant has been keeping his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it" ( 1 Samuel 17:34-35).

    The staff mentioned in Psalm 23 is a symbol of the Lord's guidance and lovingkindness. The staff was a long, slender stick, often hooked at the tip, used primarily to direct the flock. Sheep are notorious wanderers, and once away from the shepherd's watchful eye, they get into all sorts of trouble ( Matthew 18:12-14). The shepherd used his staff to keep his sheep out of danger and close to himself. If a sheep became trapped in a precarious position, the shepherd would loop the curved end of the staff around the neck of the sheep and retrieve it back to safety.

    Now read Psalm 23 again. Guidance, protection and correction. If you feel an occasional TUG by the Spirit, that is your Lord correcting your course.

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