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|Format: DRM Free ePub|
Vendor: Rose Publishing
Publication Date: 2008
Psalm 23 has been read and cherished by countless generations and is considered the most popular psalm in the Bible. Easily read in 30 minutes or less, Psalm 23 is a great Bible study tool that provides a number of scriptural references that shows the importance of following the good shepherd.
14 panels, fits inside most Bibles, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, unfolds to 38 inches long
Now you can get an insider's look at what Psalm 23 is all about a view from the shepherd. Learn how -
R26;Psalm 23 reveals the yearly cycle of sheep moving through their pastures
R26; A nomadic shepherd cared for his flock
R26; Danger, drama, and salvation from death figured into shepherding
R26;Sheep learned to trust and recognize their shepherd
R26;Compare rod and staff references throughout the Bible.
The Psalm 23 pamphlet is a word-by-word study of this cherished psalm, providing a meaning and an application for each phrase, as well as related Bible passages. For example:
He restores my soul
Meaning - God cares for and keeps my heart and mind.
Sheep may become cast, stuck on their backs, unable to get up. A downcast sheep is one that has rolled over into a depression and cannot right itself to stand. In this condition, a sheep struggling to raise itself may quickly become dehydrated in the simmer sun. A cast sheep is also easy prey for wild animals. top heavy, body down in a hole, legs flailing the air, a sheep in this state is a funny sight to see - funny, but also helpless.
Application - We can trust God for the needs of the body and spirit.
How has God restored your soul?
Related Passages - John 16:33; 17:13; Psalms 42:11
Psalm 23 also includes a number of charts that compare a shepherd's duties with Jesus' actions, Old and New Testament shepherding imagery, Scripture references that show how different people in the Bible use their rod and/or staff, and other information that will help you with your daily walk the Lord.
Chris Gallagher5 Stars Out Of 5Psalm 23 - The Most Beloved PsalmSeptember 19, 2016Chris GallagherQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5(Full Disclosure - I received a copy of this pamphlet for review. However, receiving a copy does not effect the nature of the review.)
While Psalm 23 is the most beloved psalm, it is also one that many take for granted. There is a powerful story behind the psalm and it is only magnified when one becomes a greater student of the language and culture. The Psalm 23 pamphlet by Rose Publishing allows the reader to understand the language as well as the cultural context of the time of its writing. Admittedly, many of us are unfamiliar with the what a shepherd does except for watching sheep. This pamphlet provides tidbits of information relating to the responsibilities of a shepherd through out the text. Further, the pamphlet gives an overview of the nature of sheep. Since the shepherd-sheep relationship is a key component to Scripture (and to Christian Living) it is vital to understanding the cultural background of the Psalmist.
The format of the pamphlet is well put together for reading and study. The verses are broken down into three sections: Meaning, Application and Related Passages. The Meaning section gives a brief overview of the verse while the Application sections give a few more insights before providing questions. The questions are designed to challenge your thinking by reflecting on the passage as well as your current spiritual condition. The Related Passage section will give you verses for further study.
Visually, the pamphlet is eye catching. There are materials on the market that are very dull in color and you would walk by, but not with this one. The colors, along with the pictures and the color charts, provide a pleasant experience to the eyes. All of this makes for a great reading experience.
Throughout the pamphlet there are charts, lists and tidbits of information to assist you in understanding the various key points of the Psalm along with other related terms in scripture. A good example is Psalm 23.4 where the phrase "Your rod and staff, they comfort me" occurs. In this section, a chart is provided mentioning the various rods and staffs in the Bible. Charts like that one on "Rods and staffs" are helpful for further study and Bible knowledge.
Having read through the pamphlet several times, I feel this would be a great pamphlet for a variety of settings: small group study, a large group study and even a personal study. Due to the usefulness of the material, it would also be a great way to study with someone since most people are familiar with Psalm 23.
Just my thoughts,