Psalm 23:6b

Psalm 23:6b

The temple system of the Old Testament fascinates me. It was believed that God resided in the temple. It was holy and revered. Only the high priest was allowed to enter its inner room, and only after a thorough cleansing ritual. But, then came Jesus. But the angel...
Psalm 23:5c

Psalm 23:5c

The practice of anointing is not as common in our culture as it was in David’s time. It was often used as a rite of inauguration. A bit of oil would be smoothed onto someone’s head as a blessing or charge was said over him. Being anointed marked someone...
Psalm 23:5b

Psalm 23:5b

My brother and I fought like cats and dogs when we were growing up. Steven and I have pretty different personalities that used to clash quite often. I admit that I would gain such satisfaction when he got into trouble, especially following a highly grievous offense...
Psalm 23:4b

Psalm 23:4b

Let’s just be honest. There is plenty to fear right now. And, I admit, I have struggled at times this week. The bad news isn’t just on the news anymore. It’s encroaching and getting personal. People I know are losing their jobs, they’re...
Psalm 23:4

Psalm 23:4

David began his Psalm reflecting on the joys of green pastures, quiet waters, and right paths. It suddenly feels like he’s taken a hard turn as we suddenly find ourselves in a dark valley. Wait! Can’t we just stay in the green pastures by the quiet waters?...
Psalm 23:3b

Psalm 23:3b

Without looking it up, do you know the name of your great great grandmother or grandfather? If you do, I’m willing to bet you’re in the minority. Which tells me that I’m likely just a few generations away from my name being forgotten. And, so is...