Psalm 23 The Song of a Passionate Heart Author:David Roper Nobody likes being called STUPID, and being considered a FOLLOWER isn't much better. Yet those two words describe us. Jesus called His followers sheep, and sheep are not known for their intelligence. And the only time they're in the lead is when they're being pursued by a predator. — So the sight of a sheep grazing peacefully on a grassy hills... more »ide brings a sense of well-being to even the most heart. Perhaps it is the symbolism the image carries: helpless, de troubled fenseless creatures able to munch contentedly because they are under the watchful eye of someone they have learned to trust. And perhaps that is why Psalm 23 is the best-loved portion of Scripture. Sensing our own helplessness we long to comprehend what it means to find contentment under the watchful eye of a loving, trustworthy, heavenly shepherd.
In PSALM 23: THE SONG OF A PASSIONATE HEART, author David Roper looks at this restful Christian image from the perspective of twentieth-century restlessness. He shows us the contented follower in an age of dissatisfaction, trusting follower in an age of doubt and deceit, the restful follower in an age of activism, and the restored follower in an age of denial.
David Roper is senior pastor of Coke Community Church in Boise, Idaho. He is the author of the popular devotional book THE STRENGTH OF A MAN and the book of encouragement for leaders A BURDEN SHARED.« less