Episode 043 – Psalm 23 Pt 10: Answering Your Questions
Key Passage(s): Psalm 23
Over the last nine episodes, we’ve been digging into Psalm 23 and I’ve been encouraging you to ask your questions. In this episode, I seek to answer those questions. The discussion entails everything from how we teach our kids to understand the Bible’s context to leaders being intentional about setting aside times for rest and renewal to discussing whether Jesus was beaten with a shepherd’s “staff,” “rod,” or something else, and much more. May this discussion help round out some additional aspects of Psalm 23 as we seek to live out the truths of this psalm in our lives.
- Were there any “aha” moments for you in the answers given that helped you better understand a facet of Psalm or just life in general?
- It was mentioned that a good shepherd is not only aware of the environment, but how each sheep needs to be led uniquely in that environment. As a parent, leader, coach, and/or friend, etc., what stuck out to you about how to do the same?
- Where do we (as parents, teachers, churches, etc.) need to do a better job of training our children to understand the Bible so they won’t have as much to “unlearn” in the future?
- Overall, what’s been your biggest takeaway from this series on Psalm 23?
- Have you begun living out the most significant truths addressed in this series in your life? If so, how? If not, what’s the next step you need to take in doing so?
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 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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