The Great Shepherd

Today we get to study three of my favorite Psalms. In the time of Christ, Psalms 22, 23 and 24 would almost always be recited together as a song. I can remember the day that I realized that when Jesus was on the cross and said, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me,” he was actually singing Psalm 22. It changed my entire perspective of Jesus’ last words from the cross. 

As you move through the study today, I encourage you to read the three Psalms together as one reading and see how they flow. Think about these psalms as a story of Jesus and see how they are reflected in his Life, death and resurrection. 

By the way, when you see the video, ignore the fact that I say, “Today, is Wednesday, July 9.” After I recorded it, I realized that it is Wednesday, July 8th 

Read: Psalms 22, 23, and 24

Questions to Consider:

1.    The three psalms today are often called The “Suffering Servant” Psalm (22), The “Good Shepherd” Psalm (23), and the “Triumphant King” Psalm (24). Describe how each of these respective Psalms describe the title that has been given it. 

2.    Psalm 23 is the most known chapter of the whole bible. How has this Psalm brought you comfort throughout your lifetime?

3.    It is said that Psalm 24 gives a description of Jesus ascension into his place beside the Father in Heaven. How does it also describe a hope that we can experience as followers of Christ? 

Activity for the Day: Take time today to journal what it means for you to have a Savior who came to earth, suffered, died and was resurrected. At the end of your journal entry write down a short prayer of surrender to that Savior.

Blessings, 

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