The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
It’s quite possibly the most famous psalm in the Bible (and there are 150 of them!), almost certainly because of its connection to funerals and ultimately death. And there’s no question that it is a comforting passage in that regard.
Psalm 46 :1-2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea.
In the most general sense, Psalm 22 is about a person who is crying out to God to save him from the taunts and torments of his enemies, and (in the last ten verses) thanking God for rescuing him.
While the reason for its popularity with the Jewish community cannot be pinpointed as accurately, the psalm has become a staple at Jewish funerals and is often used as a personal prayer in times of sickness or distress.
No, the shepherd leads the sheep to a place with green grass to eat and quiet water to drink. It is a sanctuary from hunger, thirst, and predators. The shepherd may even lie down with the sheep. This verse is about God’s provision of sustenance, security, and serenity.
Psalm 23 portrays God as a good shepherd, feeding (verse 1) and leading (verse 3) his flock. It is known that the shepherd is to know each sheep by name, thus when God is given the analogy of a shepherd, he is not only a protector but also the caretaker.
It speaks about God being our shepherd and all the wonderful things that he does for us , his sheep. I remember to read Psalm 23 at times when I worry about things and when I feel lost, just to remind myself that God is in charge. I’m the weakest in the flock but God carries me . There is nothing I should worry about.”
The central theme of the 23rd Psalm is the everlasting protection and guidance of the Lord. It is meant to bring comfort to believers, knowing that the Lord provides forgiveness, abundance and renewal, according to the Restored Church of God.
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:8 that “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord .” It is a testimony to our family and friends that we believe our deceased loved ones are not in the casket. A Christian funeral should not be focused solely on the body of the person who died.
Dear Lord , We are so grateful that you have made us all in your own image, giving us gifts and talents with which to serve you. Thank you for (loved one’s name) life, and all the years we shared with him/her. We lift him/her to you today, in honour of the good we saw in him/her and the love we felt from him/her.
Comforting Bible Verses For Death Revelation 21:4. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. Psalm 34:18. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 147:3. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. John 14:1. Joshua 1:9. Romans 8 :28. Matthew 5:4. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14.
It appears that when Jesus took the sin of all people upon Himself, a separation came between Him and God that had never before existed. So when Jesus cried out, “Why have you forsaken me ?” it was because He was experiencing a brokenness in His relationship with God the Father that they had never before experienced.
I hope they will encourage you to make 2021 a year of prayer . Know to whom you are speaking. Thank him. Ask for God’s will. Say what you need. Ask for forgiveness. Pray with a friend. Pray the Word. Memorize Scripture.
Jesus does not have a last name . Last names were not common in those times. Christ is not a name , but a title. Christ means “anointed” or “Messiah”, so Jesus became the “ Christ ” or “Messiah” when he got baptized at the age of 30.