Welcome to the POG Blog! Instead of a staff person or lay leader beginning the discussion, we are asking that YOU begin the discussion on what today’s Scripture is saying to you and how it relates to Sunday’s message. Enjoy praying, digging in, sharing thoughts and responding!
Have a great Saturday! Denise
Today’s Scripture Reading is from the NIV and The Message Versions ENJOY!
Psalm 23 ( NIV )
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd,(A) I lack nothing.(B) 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,(C) 3 he refreshes my soul.(D) He guides me(E) along the right paths(F) for his name’s sake.(G) 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[a](H) I will fear no evil,(I) for you are with me;(J) your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table(K) before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil;(L) my cup(M) overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love(N) will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23 ( THE MESSAGE)
1-3 God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.
4 Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I’m not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure.
5 You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies. You revive my drooping head; my cup brims with blessing.
6 Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I’m back home in the house of God for the rest of my life.
Share your thoughts! What is God saying to you through this Scripture today?