Finding the Spirit in the Word
Psalm 23: The Final Verse

Psalm 23: The Final Verse

Only good and kindness pursue me all the days of my life; and I have dwelled in the house of the Lord for a length of days.   If we look at the final verse of Psalm 23 separated from its context we see a beautiful statement of peace...

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Psalm 23:5: Since When do Sheep Sit at a Table?

Psalm 23:5: Since When do Sheep Sit at a Table?

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.   This is the standard translation of Psalm 23 verse 5. A glance at one of the numerous Bible translation websites that...

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Talking to God, Not About Him

Talking to God, Not About Him

  A personal relationship with God, like all relationships, is full of ups and downs. No matter how strong our faith, there are times when we feel closer to Him and times when we feel further away. And I am not only referring to...

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Beyond Thanks: Why Does God Redeem Us?

Beyond Thanks: Why Does God Redeem Us?

Anyone living a life of faith has experienced ups and downs. We have trials and crises that shake us. We have joyous and fortuitous times when we feel that all is right with the world.   As I discussed in the previous post on Psalm...

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The Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want

The Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want

According to the Center for Study of Religion and American Culture, nearly 48 percent of people who read the Bible on their own turn in particular to Psalm 23. This is not so surprising. From my experience with Christians, there is no...

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