Psalm 23: The “Perfect” Psalm

Today’s Bible reading is Psalm 23.

You’ve probably heard it and read it many times, but have you ever considered how Psalm 23 is the “perfect” psalm?

  • “The LORD is my shepherd”: a perfect shepherd for my soul
  • “I shall not want”: perfect satisfaction
  • “He makes me lie down in green pastures”: perfect rest
  • “He leads me beside still waters”: perfect refreshment
  • “He restores my soul”: perfect restoration
  • “He leads me in paths of righteousness”: perfect guidance down a perfect path
  • “For his name’s sake”: perfect motivation
  • “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil”: perfect protection
  • “For you are with me”: perfect company
  • “Your rod and your staff, they comfort me”: perfect instruction and correction
  • “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies”: perfect provision
  • “You anoint my head with oil”: perfect consecration
  • “My cup overflows”: perfect joy
  • “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life”: perfect care
  • “I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever”: a perfect destiny

Psalm 23, a “perfect” psalm to shape and inspire your walk with God today.