Devotional: Mercy and Grace Shall Follow Me

April 16, 2020

9:00 am.

Psalm 23 English Standard Version

The Lord Is My Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.[a]
    He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness[b]
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,[c]
    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[d] goodness and mercy[e] shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell[f] in the house of the Lord
    forever.[g]

My favorite childhood scripture we had to memorize in church. It’s still applicable today during these difficult times.

We have a great responsibility to remember God’s words. Here are some keys words to focus on:

1. Green pastures

2. Still waters

3. Restores

4. Righteousness

5. Fear no evil

6. You are with me

7. Rod and staff comfort me

8. Table in the presence of my enemies

9. Anoint my head with oil

10. Cup overflows

11. Goodness and Mercy

12. Dwell, forever in the house

We can trust these ancient words as David did and his ancestors. Jesus has already prepared a place for his peoples until the earth is renewed to its original glory. Jesus will live with us on earth forever. Let’s work together until He returns to earth.

Prayer: Lord, I trust you to the fullest even if I loose everything. My faith will sustain me regardless of the difficulties of life but I trust you to give me strength to endure because I cannot do it alone.

In Jesus Name Amen

(c) Billy J. Strawter, Sr

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