Peace comes to us by trusting, resting and living in The Lord.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Psalm 23:1 -The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need.
Read - Psalm 21-23
Psalm 21 gives a chilling vision of judgement for the wicked. David uses language that makes it easy for us to get a glimpse of the punishment of hell.
Psalm 22 is full of Messianic language pointing to Jesus death on the Cross. It also is full of cries for God to stay near.
Psalm 23 is a classic Psalm full of prayer and praise. This would be a great memory verse for anyone!
Lord, help me to find my rest and peace in You.
Note the Psalms pointing to Jesus’ way of death here in Psalm 22:
1 My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? (Jesus cried out with these words from the Cross.)
16 They have pierced my hands and feet. (As they nailed him to the cross)
17 I can count all my bones. (As the soldiers didn’t break any of his bones)
18 They divide my garments among themselves and throw dice for my clothing. (Just as the soldiers did)
Our first Psalm (21) of today reminds us that one of God’s nature’s is ultimately a Judge. He judges man and judges sin with finality and authority. Without a Savior, God judges us as guilty which keeps us separate from God due to the Marring of Sin. Our second Psalm (22) shows what God sent Jesus to do. To be abandoned and forsaken, He died a sinner’s death at the hands of evil men. Why? This was the plan of God to show us the greatest love and to Mend us by the sacrifice given in Christ. Psalm 23 is the result of the Mending. We can dwell with God forever. We can find peace and rest. Have you been Mended by the great love of God by accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior?