What is the significance of Psalm 23?
Psalm 23 reminds us that in life or in death — in times of plenty or want — God is good and worthy of our trust. The psalm uses the metaphor of a shepherd’s care for his sheep to describe the wisdom, strength and kindness of our God.
Why is Psalm 23 used in funerals?
While Christian Evangelist Luis Palau agrees that the text offers personal reassurance, he contends that the psalm is better suited to dealing with present, worldly matters than with death. Palau interprets the phrase “the valley of the shadow of death” as a the gloom of fear and distress cast over life.
Is Psalm 23 The Lord’s Prayer?
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
How do you explain Psalm 23 to a child?
God knows our future, He made us and the whole world. The first part of the psalm David talks about God being his shepherd and he is the sheep. The shepherd makes sure his sheep has everything he needs like nice green grass and clean water. God gives him peace and rest because he can trust Him.
What does Thy rod and thy staff comfort me mean?
What does your rod and staff comfort me mean? It means “with strength.” To comfort means to give strength, to comfort by increasing the power. The psalmist was persuaded that God would strengthen him and stimulate him so as to enable him to do what needed to be done.
Where is the Valley of Death?
The Valley of Death, an area of poisonous volcanic gas near the Kikhpinych volcano in Russia.