Psalm 23…The Darkest Valleys- 05/01/22

The Darkest Valleys

Psalm 23:4

Application Questions

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Ice breaker:  How did Psalm 23 speak to you last week? What did you learn about the Good Shepherd as you read this Psalm?

Read Psalm 23:3 

“He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”

How is David reminding us that we are not the hero of this Psalm, nor the main character in God’s story?

Why is this challenging for us to hear?

Why is this ultimately good news?

Read Psalm 23:4

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

What are the darkest valleys you have had to walk through?

Did you notice that David changes the tense in verse 4 in which he refers to the Good Shepherd?  Why does he do that?

Why is the preposition, through, so important in this verse?

Describe the uses of the rod and staff.

How have you expanded the protection of the Good Shepherd?

How have you experienced the guidance of the Good Shepherd?

How has the Good Shepherd transformed your “Even Though” moments into “I Will” commitments?


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