Psaume 23 Sainte-Cène

Ce Psaume 23 est une beau Psaume. Ce Psaume est une confession de David et c’est une prière de David. Mais, ce n’est pas juste une confession et une prière de David. Non. C’est en la Bible parce que c’est une confession et une prière pour nous.

Quand, je lis la Bible je m’attends à rencontrer le Seigneur. Je m’attends à ça parce que la Bible est la parole de Dieu. La Bible est vivante et active. La Bible est Dieu qui nous parle de Lui. Donc, je m’attends à rencontrer le Seigneur mais des fois ce n’est pas le cas. Quand cela arrive, je lis les Psaumes parce que les Psaumes sont les prières que Dieu nous donne. Ils sont un cadeau.

Ceci est une façon de lire les Psaumes. Si nous regardons Psaume 23 nous voyons les pronoms personnels je, mon, me, ma, mes. Ces mots nous disent que nous pouvons parler avec Dieu.

Donc, lorsque nous lisons, nous devrions lire lentement. Je veux vraiment que tu penses à Dieu. Lisez ces mots pour vous-même. Laissez ces mots être une prière à Dieu dans votre coeur.

Psaume 23:

Psaume de David. L’Éternel est mon berger : je ne manquerai de rien.

Il me fait reposer dans de verts pâturages, Il me dirige près des eaux paisibles.

Il restaure mon âme, Il me conduit dans les sentiers de la justice, A cause de son nom.

Quand je marche dans la vallée de l’ombre de la mort, Je ne crains aucun mal, car tu es avec moi : Ta houlette et ton bâton, voilà mon réconfort.

Tu dresses devant moi une table,  En face de mes adversaires ; Tu oins d’huile ma tête, Et ma coupe déborde.

Oui, le bonheur et la grâce m’accompagneront Tous les jours de ma vie, Et je reviendrai dans la maison de l’Éternel Pour la durée de mes jours.

Jesus Says Hard Things

John 6:53 ESV

“So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.”

Jesus said many hard things to the crowds and the disciples. He challenged their ideas and their beliefs. He challenged their expectations. He challenged their worldview. He said things to them that were hard to understand and went against what they expected.

After Jesus said this to the disciples many left Him. They were confused and because of that, they chose to leave. Jesus asked Simon Peter if he also would leave. Peter says in verse 68, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” Peter understood who Jesus was and he was able to have a deeper relationship with Him.

When we follow Jesus into the hard things, we get to know Him more. We get to trust Him more. We get to become more like Him.

Once, I felt like God was asking me to leave my job so I could focus on ministering to the youth. This was hard and it was difficult. How would it work? How would I pay bills? I did not understand. I thought it would be hard. But He is God and when He speaks, we listen. So, I left my job and I focused on being a youth minister for about a year. I was right, it was hard, but it was also good. It was good to follow the hard thing Jesus said. Jesus was inviting me into a deeper relationship with Him.

So yes, Jesus says hard things, but He is also God and He has the words of life. He is the only one who can give life to us. His body and flesh are real food that provides nourishment to us.

Take some time to pray today and as you pray lean into God. See if He would say something hard to you. If He does, then maybe He is inviting you into a deeper relationship with Him. Maybe He is inviting you into more. Maybe Jesus knows you will not run away but you will accept His hard teaching and go deeper. There is a wonderful and deep relationship on the other side of His hard teachings that can only be received by those that press into it.

Just a thought

Mike