MENTORING CORNER/STUDY GUIDE, PSALM 23, 21.06.19

  1. In what ways is the Lord your Shepherd?
  2. How do you experience Him as your personal Shepherd?

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  3. Meditate on all the ways that your Shepherd takes care of your needs, and you do not want for anything.
  4. Meditate on the green pastures and still waters He has taken you to/provided for you. (a) In what situations can you specifically recall such provision? (b) What do the green pastures and still waters symbolize for you? © what are some of the green pastures and still waters He has taken you to?
  5. In what way, in what times/places have you experienced such meaningful restoration of your soul?
  6. Meditate on those paths of righteousness to which He has led you.
  7. How do you understand what is meant by “For His name’s sake”?
  8. In what life situation have you “walked through the valley of the shadow of death”?
  9. Recall your state of fear . .. .   Why should you “fear no evil”?
  10. In what ways were you aware of God’s Presence during that dark time?  If you were not aware at the time, how do you see that now?
  11. How can His “rod and Your staff” be a comfort to you? (His rod = correction line/discipline; His staff = direction, guidance).
  12. How does He “prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies”? In what ways, situations, or instances have you experienced this?
  13. You are not a “king” as such, to receive an anointing like King David; however, the Lord “anoints” us by His __________ ___________, and can fill us to ______________________. Identify three things (refer John 14, 15) that Jesus/Yeshua gives to us by His Holy Spirit that can fill us to overflowing.
  14. Why can you say, just as the Psalmist, that “goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of my life”; and you will “dwell in the house of the Lord forever”? (Ref. John 14:1-3).

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