Daily Meditation for July 9, 2020

Psalm 23 uses two metaphors: that God is like our shepherd and like a gracious host. That is, he helps us to find food, water, work, love, friends and all that we need. He also protects us from evil.

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.

In green pastures he makes me lie down;  to still waters he leads me;

he restores my soul.

He guides me along right paths for the sake of his name.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me.

You set a table before me in front of my enemies;

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Indeed, goodness and mercy will pursue me all the days of my life;

I will dwell in the house of the LORD for endless days.