“The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd, I always have more than enough. He offers a resting place for me in His luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss” (Psalms 23:1-2 TPT).
Don’t you just love this Psalms 23 snippet from The Passion Translation?
The most common Hebrew word for “shepherd” is taken from the root word ra-ah, which also means “best friend.” Shepherds don’t just have a relationship with anyone. A shepherd is focused on His own flock(s). His sheep recognize no other shepherd. When the Shepherd calls, His sheep are quick to pay attention and they come running to Him. The sheep of His pasture relate to Him, like they do with their very best friend. It is a pleasurable, easy, and loving two-way path of righteousness.
The phrase “His luxurious love” implies that His love is the finest and richest kind of abundant, unconditional love that flows with great ease and comfort. The Greek Word for unconditional love is agape, which merges two words. Ago means “to lead, like a shepherd,” and pao means “to rest.” Love is the Great Shepherd of our souls leading us to the place of true rest in His perfect and pure heart.
The one who dwells in an ascended place of rest is far above the madness of this fallen world. “He offers a resting place for me in His luxurious love” (Psalms 23:2 TPT).
“He who abides in the secret place of the Most High will dwell in the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalms 91:1). “Most High” is God’s Name El Elyon, which comes the Hebrew root that means “to ascend.” When you and I habitually rest in the secret of Elyon – The Ascended One – we are concealed by His all-sufficient, all-knowing, and unlimited love. This is our “oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss” (Psalms 23:2 TPT).
Give em heaven!!!
Written September 8, 2020 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.
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