Sabbath: Psalm 23

Take time this Sabbath to meditate on today’s passage from Psalm 36 (NLT), reflecting on how it relates to the fruit of the Spirit from this week: gentleness and faithfulness.

Yahweh is my shepherd:
     I shall lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
     He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
     He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
     I will fear no evil, for you are with me.
Your rod and your staff,
     they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
     in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil.
     My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and loving kindness shall follow me all the days of my life,
     and I will dwell in Yahweh’s house forever.