Episode 035 – Psalm 23 Pt 2: Green Pastures
Key Passage(s): Psalm 23:2; Philippians 4:10-13
A flock thrives in the desert, so what could David possibly be talking about when he mentions “Green Pastures” in Psalm 23? The answer will likely shock you. I always thought it was a statement about God abundantly giving us what we need or want. And then I went to Israel, and everything changed. This teaching is geared towards doing the same for you.
- What’s your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
- How have you traditionally understood the “green pastures?”
- Were you surprised by the context of Philippians 4:13? How have you traditionally understood that passage?
- Where do you find yourself today? In the green? In the brown? In a combination of the two? What’s the biggest challenge you’re facing in your current reality?
- Where do you need strength and courage to live out contentment in your life right now?
- How has your understanding of God and how He provides for us change as a result of what you learned in this teaching?
- How will you begin walking out your learnings this week?
For Further Study
- The Good Shepherd: A Thousand-Year Journey from Psalm 23 to the New Testament by Kenneth E. Bailey
- Psalm 23: A Photo Commentary (book) by Steven D. Anderson and Todd Bolen
- Psalm 23: Photo Companion to the Bible (pictures) by Todd Bolen (BiblePlaces.com)
- While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks by Timothy Laniak
- Becoming a Judean Shepherd by Doug Greenwold
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