Monthly Archives: May 2019

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

Shalom!

I have been very slow in blogging owing to many other conflicting obligations. Special thanks to many of you, who have been contacting me about different topics. This blog is about a question that was posed to me by one of my clients. I pray the 23rd Psalm five or more times daily owing to my line of work. One day, as I was praying this Psalm in unison with a client, we got to the part that says “thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies,” the client in questions said to me: “you know, that is the part that I have never understood, what is it with preparing a table…?”  So let’s try unpack this Psalm.

The 23rd Psalm is a very popular one. It could be said by heart by almost every devout Christian, especially those of the Roman Catholic and Anglican persuasion. It describes Yahweh as the shepherd, a technical term bound with the Ancient Near Eastern culture and Israel. Yahweh is the Shepherd and Israel, His sheep. In this blog, I will try to explore the following phrases: He leads me beside the still waters; He restores my soul (looking at the Hebrew word translated as “restore”); and He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies. However, I need to know that your are interested in this subject by going to my blog page: http://www.copentecost.com and leaving a comment.

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Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day to my Warrior Companions that have served, and are still serving around the globe today! We are grateful for your service to our country. What a thrill it is to be part of a cause greater than oneself! While the country is deeply divided on almost everything today since the election of our President, who did nothing wrong other than winning the election, many of my brothers and sisters are overseas fighting for the cause of freedom. There has been an outrage over the President deploying Soldiers to the Middle East. My recommendation is for the country to focus on coming together and solving the problems at home. I can guarantee you that Soldiers don’t lose sleep over being deployed. It’s a volunteer Army! Any person who enlists to serve in the military, knows what they are getting into. It is called the Armed forces! Soldiers don’t enlist into military service to receive benefits, and to attend college. Soldiers enlist to serve, and to die! The only way to remember Service Members is for the counry to come together, support the President, and accept accountability to God, knowing that we are all imperfect people.

Happy Memorial Day.

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