Thursday, March 14, 2024

March 14, 2024

Among all the good things about King David, he was also a poet and wrote many of the books of Psalms. He expressed his feelings heartfeltly to give us a view into his thoughts. Some psalms start very depressing, but he always found God’s helping hand to bring him into thankfulness. One thing I’m learning, especially as I read the King James Version of the Bible, is to ask questions and clarify and define words and phrases I’m unfamiliar with. The Holy Spirit prompted me to seek an answer to the words, “he restoreth my soul.” It could be said, “he forgives us of our sins.” We are humans, and we sin even though we do our best not to; it’s inevitable; even a simple, unpure thought can taint us. Jesus restores our soul when we would have lost it due to sin. Saul may have received a few drops of oil when he was anointed king, but David was generously anointed, so his cup overflowed. The Holy Spirit would come and go in Saul, but David kept him! When we receive our salvation in Jesus, we receive the Holy Spirit and have kept him; that’s why you feel guilty when you sin and quickly seek forgiveness; he restores your soul. If we hadn’t been anointed with the Holy Spirit at salvation, we might not have been reminded that we need God’s forgiveness. Jesus leads us in the path of righteousness so we can lay down in the green pastures of peace. 

A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou artwith me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Psalms 23

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