July 13, 2018


July 13, 2018


Psalm 23
This weekend’s reading: Proverbs 2:1-10


“History instructs us, the law teaches us, prophecy foretells, correction punishes, morality persuades, but the book of psalms goes further than all of these. It is the medicine for our spiritual health. Whoever reads it will find in it a medicine to cure the wounds caused by his own particular passions. Whoever studies it deeply will find it a kind of gymnasium open for all souls to use, where different psalms are like different exercises set out before him.  In that gymnasium, in that stadium of virtue, he can choose the exercises that will train him best to win the victor’s crown.” – St. Ambrose of Milan


  • Consider these questions below as you reread the psalm.
  • Is there a promise to claim?
  • Is there a lesson to learn?
  • Is there a blessing to enjoy?
  • Is there a command to obey?
  • Is there a sin to avoid?
  • Is there a new thought to carry with me?

Savior, like a shepherd, lead us. We are fully in your care…trusting your voice and guidance; calmly standing with you whether facing a dangerous storm or grazing in a sunny meadow.  I know I am safe in your love because I accept your Presence. I have chosen to follow you all the way home. Amen.