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Day 22: The God Shepherd- The Divine Presence

Reflect On: Psalm 23

“The Lord is my shepherd…I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long”

The 23rd Psalm contains six of the most recognized verses in all of scripture.  Many people take comfort in the poetry describing God as the Good Shepherd.  The Good Shepherd leads and feeds, restores and adores, comforts and protects. The psalmist reminds us that we are like precious sheep in God’s fold.  The image of sheep and shepherd is so remarkable that people fail to notice that the last two series are not about shepherding at all. The psalmist changes metaphors and describes something just as remarkable, but all together different. In verses 5 and 6 God is the divine host and we are guests at His table.

Reflect upon what it means to dwell as an honored guest in the house of God.  How is this metaphor the same and how is it different from being a sheep  in the Good Shepherd’s fold?  What does Psalm 23 say about how we can experience the presence of God?

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