Doing a bible study is the fastest way to learn more about scriptures in
the bible. I want to explore a variety of things all within the Bible, also
called the Word of God. The strangest thing happens when I prepare a
study for others. The Lord gives me things to learn for myself. What a
blessed time I have! Then I am expected to share these things with you
as well. Sometimes it will be better to break each verse down, looking into
the meanings. Other times, taking it as a whole would be better. Before I
go further, thank you for reading this. I pray that you learn something
new, even if you find out that my secret is that I cannot really write! My
Father is doing the writing. Thank You, Lord!
In the first study, we will check out Psalm 23. This has to be one of the
most misunderstood chapters in the whole Bible. The plan is to break it
down, verse by verse.
More often than not, we hear about the 23rd Psalm when we attend a
funeral or at least when someone has recently died. It has been assumed
by people that this Psalm is related in some way to death because it is
mentioned in the Psalm itself, but is it really mentioned like that? Is it
really about death? That could not be further from the truth. This is a
Psalm of steadfastness, of faith going through difficult times, and of the
tender Mercy of the Lord Who walks with you through it all. But how can
this be, you ask. I have always heard that it had to do with death. Hey, I
saw "War of the Worlds". That preacher was praying the 23rd Psalm when
he was killed by the aliens. That is the prayer that you pray when you are
heading for death, right? Every time I see a movie, they pray that prayer
when they are about to die. Is that what it is about?
In case you have wondered about this very thing, I have started a study
on the 23rd Psalm that I am making available on these pages. All our lives,
we have heard this Psalm. In Sunday school, we are even expected to
memorize it. People say it when nothing else comes to mind. But do we
really know what it means? When someone recites the Psalm, usually they
are just repeating it, without actually understanding it. So, we are going
to study what it actually means. We will take it verse by verse, breaking
it down into separate studies. I invite you to join me.