It's been over 40 years since Phillip Keller published his book, "A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23." I still like to open the paperback copy I have, and look at the list of questions he asks, and encourages all his readers to ask.Today, spend some time with Psalm 23.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Here are the questions:
1. Do I really belong to Him?
2. Do I really realize His right to me?
3. Do I respond to His authority and acknowledge His ownership?
4. Do I find freedom and complete fulfillment in his arrangement?
5. Do I sense a purpose and deep contentment because I am under His direction?
6. Do I know rest and repose, besides a definite sense of exciting adventure, in belonging to Him?