The Twenty-third Psalm by King David portrays us humans as a flock of sheep and God as our shepherd. The psalm begins with the line, "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want" (1), meaning The Lord is watching over us and with him we shall not worry. King David continues, saying, "He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness / for his name 's sake" (3). These lines ensure us that The Lord has forgave us for our sins, and in return we shall carry out the word of God. We must know, as The Lord 's flock, that we were placed on Earth to carry out the will of God.
I will also do this with Psalms 2. “The Lord is my shepherd”. This is the first line I am going to discuss of Psalms 23. This part of the first line discusses the metaphor of the psalm, that god is our shepherd, our protector and guide. He helps us with all the things we need like finding food, water, work, love, friends and anything else we may need.
“The Twenty-Third Psalm” is a verse from the book of Psalms in the bible. This verse uses multiple symbols throughout the passage. “The Lord is my Shepard; I shall not want” (1.) Saying that the Lord is a Shephard means that he herds flocks of sheep. We, as Christians, are the sheep and we follow him and let him herd us through our lives.
As Samuel looked upon David, he heard God voice "This is the one I have chosen." The prophet anointed David as future king who was to succeed Saul, and Samuel returned home. Amazingly, even with this amazing news, David did not change his behavior. He immediately went back to tend to his sheep and showed them the usual tender care, as he had done up till that point. Perhaps others upon being anointed King would have flaunted their new status, but not David.
He is developing personal idea on what is holy and how it involves the teaching of his church. He believed it manifested the customs and simple lives of people that inhabit the land. His dedication to the church revels how his devotion to God and the people of the town depend on his actions. Cather usually relates Latour to the surrounding and to the vivid landscapes located in the place he is at. This is Cather’s way of writing, she establishes the importance of any landscape and how she develops Latour’s character thorough them.
Heavenly Father, please protect my husband’s state of mind and physical well-being because of praying this prayer. The I AM prays and come against any lies and slander that is spoken against my husband. As well as come against the spirit of revenge and that he is not looked down upon in his entire community. The I Am comes against all types of racism. I pray that he is guided by the I AM and have more humility in walking out his ministry.
The opening of the film captures a quote from Saint Augustine, “Do not despair, one of the thieves was saved. Do not despair, one of the thieves was damned”. Gleeson's character, Father James maintains a gentle and kind approach towards the characters in the film. Throughout the film he tends to the needs of his “flock”. There are many images of Jesus shepherding his flock with sweet sheep around him, this gives the wrong impression, it was not an easy job.
In Psalm 23, the use of metaphors helps make comparisons between God as a Shepherd, God as a guide, and the path to a peaceful life through Christ. The psalm speaks of the soul being restored and how God fulfills his role as a shepherd. God is further referred to as a guide, leading his people to the path of renewal. Being led to renewal, creates an opportunity for rebirth for a Christian; implicating protection and comfort at the end of life. The metaphors used in this scripture helps give a clearer understanding of the life that God has intended for his
The people helped the sick because they trusted in God that He would help them stay healthy, “And yet the Lord so upheld these persons as in this general calamity they were not at all infected either with sickness or lameness.”(Bradford 81). The people believed that if they were to help the sickly that God would take care of them. Bradford uses the fact that the
We would prepare and serve food for homeless people. This was an impactful and eye opening experience for me. The people we served were so grateful and even though they did not have much, they had their faith. This experience ties into Psalm 23 because it exemplifies the message that the Lord loves and cares for all his people; followers of Christ should help other followers. I think God means for us all to help one another so we can all progress and become closer to Him.
King James then explains in the text on page 299, “I shall not want.” The meaning to this is saying that as he is in christ’s care, ( as a sheep), that he is very confident that he lacks nothing. I like the way that this psalm explaining life, because it says that he is putting god and god’s way of life first and above all. I strongly believe this is the way of life because you need to have god first, because god was the one that put you on this earth to begin with. He uses, “Green-Pastures, and Still- Waters” as a blessed thing in his life, which goes to show how great god really is to be
The Lord is the source of love and loves unconditionally even giving his only son so that all may have eternal life. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life" (John 3.16). God loves the world so much that he gave his only son as a sacrifice to atone for our sins. God is a loving god who is full of mercy, not a cruel god that wants to see the world
He accepts mercy and grace that the followers seek including baptism, communion, praying, and doing good deeds to others around. The second core belief is that “Christ’s Atonement allows mankind to be saved from their sins and return to live with God and their families forever” (Mormonism 101). This belief allowed the Saints to believe that God had a plan for all mankind that involved happiness. Yet all mankind makes mistakes and sins, Mormons’ themselves see this as a time to reflect and learn the right way so that progress can be made through God’s teachings. Through the grace of Christ, Mormons believed that their sins are completely washed away and that they can return to their families with no worries.
His arguments were sound and logical, but I expected him to go into greater detail on the need for the return of hymn style worships songs to the church at large. Please do not misunderstand me, I do realize he did in the negative sense promote this, but he never came out and said it plainly. All of that aside, I enjoyed this chapter on congregational worship and found it quite agreeable. I know in my own life I have had to think diligently about why and how I am singing. Such thoughts would have never crossed my mind not long ago.
For the early Americans, Christianity was a major influence on their everyday lifestyle. They used the Bible as their guide for living, worshiping and working. They believed that their deep devotion to God and acts of faith would keep them on good terms with God. In A Model of Christian Charity we see some of the ways to stay on good terms; Winthrop states, “to provide for our posterity, is to follow the counsel of Micah: to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God.” In contrast when looking at Of Plymouth Plantation we see that there “was a proud and very profane young man” on board the Mayflower who “would always be contemning the poor people in their sickness and cursing them daily with grievous execrations.” Bradford wrote,