The 23rd psalm is a declarative statement from David! It is his sworn testimony about his God.
It is not a funeral poem. David declared precisely and adamantly what he believed about God. I believe the pronouncement of David beyond the shadow of a doubt and confess it over my life! What do you say about God?
“The Lord Is my Shepherd I Shall Not Want.”
I am entire lacking nothing because God has already given me everything.
“He Makes Me Lie Down In Green Pastures.” You talk about a declaration of prosperity! It is impossible for a sheep to be more wealthy than to lie down in a green pasture! Jesus came that we might have life and have it in abundance.
“He leads me beside the still and restful waters.” Sheep are very skittish and fretful, as are we. God knows this so he leads us into peaceful and stress free lives if we choose to believe His Words and live in them.”Peace I leave with you; My peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled neither let them be afraid” (Jesus. John 14:27)
“He refreshes and restores my life(my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness (not for my earning it ) but for His Names sake.” “But God demonstrates His love for us that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us(Romans 5:8)
“Yes though I walk through the shadow (and that is all that it is, a shadow. It is not reality) I will fear no evil!!! For You are with me your Rod (God’s Word/Jesus) and your staff (The Holy Spirit) they comfort me.” If God be with us, whom or what should we fear?
“You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies.” Even when we are surrounded by troubles and woes and enemies. God has already conquered all of them for us, so that we can sit down and enjoy the marvelous banquet that he has prepared for us.” For neither has eye seen nor ear heard nor has it entered into the hearts of man those things which God has prepared for those of us who love Him.’
“You Have anointed my head with oil my cup runneth over.”Perfume oil was poured on the head of the most distinguished guests at the feast. My cup runneth over means that not only have you lavished me with abundance of food, but also with the best wine.”
“Surely,goodness and mercy shall follow me all of the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever! For whosoever believes in Jesus shall never perish but will have everlasting life. And life in abundance. Do you believe Jesus? Read John 14:12-14 and let me know?
This is Davids confession which I also claim in full! Again I ask, what do you say about God?