In the early pages of this book, Johnson differentiates the 23rd Psalm from the other psalms by calling it a “confidence” psalm—-While most psalms are prayers born out of despair or praise, this psalm looks at life from an objective distance. From this vantage point, the psalmist verbalizes the how and why behind the success of his life. The psalm is an acknowledgement of the psalmist’s confidence in the Power that fuels his life.
Based on this foundation of helpless man’s confidence in All Powerful God, the book is divided into seven sections called meditations rather than chapters. The meditation encourage the reader take some deliberate time out to plant oneself firmly in the protective, loving presence of God—-a presence that has all things in control, a presence that brings the reader confidence to face life and all its challenges.
What I especially liked about the book is Johnson’s use of various Bible versions to emphasize elements and subtle meanings evident in the psalm.
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