Figurative Language In Psalm 23 David

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In John 10.14 the Bible reads “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me’. The Sheepherder, tends to, protects, feeds and maintains his flock of sheep. The Lord is our shepherd tending, protecting, feeding and maintain us His flock. I have read and heard this Psalm, Palm 23 on many occasions while attended church. I felt I knew what it meant that the Lord is my Sheppard tending to my needs. But once I stared to analyze it and truly get to the meaning I understand it on a different level. While doing my research I discovered a few things about the Book of Palma that I didn’t know. For one I found that the Book of Psalms were written as praise songs which meant that they were also sung and not just read. I also discovered…show more content…
Every now and then the sheep will go astray from the flock and will encounter dangers such as wolves, hunters or other difficult situations. We as human do the exact same thing we run away and when we are faced with the obstacles of life we run back to the shepherd God to regain our standing and place amongst His flock. David uses the sheep and human comparison to show and demonstrate that the mentality of humans to be that of a flock of…show more content…
The Shepard prepares a way for them and provide the essentials of life, he protects, and guides them. Throughout Psalm 23 David continues to speak on the goodness of the Shepard to the flock to symbolize and represent the goodness of God to His children. In the first couple of verses we see how the Sheppard is a provider just as God has given us all that we need the essentials to be happy and prosperous. We can look at green pastures to represent and serve as a symbol of nourishment, because sheep eat grass, and also comfort, because the sheep are lying down. God provides us with nourishment and gives us comfort. The use of still waters can also be a symbol of nourishment, and also peace and peacefulness. The Lord brings peace, comfort, and nourishment to His flock. In verse 3 as a shepherd, the Lord keeps his flock on the right path. We humans just like the sheep do we tend to get off the righteousness path that God has prepared for us and commanded us to follow. We are lost and afraid but just as the Psalm continue in the following verses I shall fear no evil for you are with me. God’s grace and mercy is constantly present. Just as the Shepard never went away it was they sheep that he is telling that I am here I’m not going anywhere this can be said about the relationship and the presence of God. He will never forsake us but it’s us that tend to turn away from God When
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