Episode 036 – Psalm 23 Pt 3: Still Waters of Rest
Key Passage(s): Psalm 23:2
Were you aware that sheep won’t drink water if it’s moving? It freaks them out. Thus, when David mentions “still waters” in Psalm 23, it’s intentional. Water is life. And sheep need to drink. But as David is doing throughout the psalm, this isn’t about getting water; it’s about getting something much deeper – something we desperately long for and need in the midst of the hecticness of life. If you ever feel unsettled in all that needs to be done, this is a teaching you definitely need to hear.
- What’s your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
- Where are you feeling the most unsettled in the busyness of life right now?
- When it was said in the teaching, “We’re not always supposed to be moving. We’re not always supposed to be doing,” what came to mind for you?
- Do you have anchoring points of rest in the midst of your day where you find that deep, soul-satisfying rest? If so, what are those anchoring points for you?
- If you don’t have those moments, do you actually believe you need them? Why or why not?
- If you’re not experiencing these moments of rest and you long to, what needs to happen to make this a part of your life?
- How will you begin implementing your desired changes this week?
For Further Study
- Episode 018 – Build Your Central Park addresses the main subject of this episode as well.
- 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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