Growing Deeper with the Twenty-Third Psalm

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want…” These words begin the world’s most famous psalm.

It is said at funerals and momentous occasions. It is memorized, tattooed on arms, and underlined in Bibles. In some regions it was even recited aloud in public schools.

Drawing from his own experience tending sheep, David penned a song to teach us about God as a perfect shepherd. He provides for our needs and restores our souls. But this is no naive optimism; it occurs in the midst of “the valley of the shadow of death” and even when surrounded by enemies.

The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly. It includes different kinds of content: Interviews, featured topics, or biblical studies. This episode is the later—and in-depth look at Psalm 23.

I take us through the text, explain key words and background context, and encourage us forward, listening for the voice of the good Shepherd.


The sermon connected to this same section of text can be accessed here and is called “The LORD is my Shepherd. What does Psalm 23 mean for us today?”

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