The following is my own interpretation of Psalm 23. Read on and be blessed
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD,
I am His Sheep, and therefore,
I SHALL NOT WANT
anything else but what He will provide for me.
HE MAKETH ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES
I am willing to lie down when and where He leads.
HE LEADETH ME BESIDES THE STILL WATERS
even though the still waters look unadventurous.
HE RESTORETH MY SOUL
which I have always yeilded to Him,
HE LEADETH ME IN THE PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
I know His way is different from mine, so I’ll submit to His.
FOR HIS NAME’S SAKE
I’ll put myself and my own righteous ambitions aside.
YEA, THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH
unknowingly, though I always try to walk in the mountain of life,
I WILL FEAR NO EVIL
that comes to me of its own accord. I won’t look and wait for it.
FOR THOU ART WITH ME
coz I realize I am insecure all by myself,
THY ROD AND THY STAFF
of correction and guidance
THEY COMFORMT ME
even when its painful and against my will.
THOU PREPAREST A TABLE BEFORE ME
even when I’m fearful
IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES
which I called / thought were my friends,
THOU ANOINTEST MY HEAD WITH OIL
thus I’m assured you are my father, and I, your son
MY CUP RUNNETH OVER
the table and onto the floor
SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW ME
every where I go
ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE
here on earth
AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER
and ever and ever, Amen.
@8th November, 2014