Monday, December 2, 2013

Psalm 23 from an Unbelievers Perspective

This past weekend our team took a mini-retreat in the nearby mountains and discussed the upcoming year as we looked at vision, goals, and how to accomplish them. In one of the last sessions we were encouraged to look at Psalm 23 from the perspective of an unbeliever and what it is that they are internally crying out. It was an interesting exercise that I have never done and wanted to share what Psalm 23 would look like from the life and perspective of one not in Christ.

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Unbelievers Perspective)

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is not my dshepherd; I am in great need.
I have no where to lie down
And I'm without peace.1
My soul is hopeless. 
As I am without righteousness and know not where it exists. 
Everything that I do is for gain of my own name sake.
As I kwalk through the valley of lthe shadow of death,
3I am terrified of evil,
because I am alone; and without comfort.
My  enemies torment me
and I have nowhere to rest;
you ranoint my head with oil;
I am empty with nothing left to offer.
All the days of my life are full of evil
and I take mercy on no one,
and I am uncertain of my eternal dwelling,
which is most likely going to be in hell.

Most likely the unbelievers that you are around do not realize that this would be their cry or plea because the enemy has blinded them to the truth.Therefore, if this is the perspective of one not in Christ, what should our response be to them?

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