You could subtitle Psalm 23 “A Year in the Life of a Sheep.” I am persuaded that this psalm pictures for us a journey from the fold, through the valley up to the table land, and then back down again to home in the fold.
Calvin began his Institutes with these words: Our wisdom, in so far as it ought to be deemed true and solid wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves…. Every person, therefore, on coming to the knowledge of himself,
Failure can be painful—hauntingly so. As I write these words, there are many matriculants in South Africa who are haunted by failure in their final academic year of high school. There are no doubt many others in lower grades, and still others in university, who
The superscription of Psalm 102 reads, “A prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before the LORD.” From this, we know that the writer was undergoing hardship and heartache when he wrote these words, which drove him to prayer.