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Come, Follow Me
Old Testament Lesson 33:
August 8–14

“The Lord Is My Shepherd”
Psalms 1–2; 8; 19–33; 40; 46

The Lord Is My Shepherd, by Yongsung Kim,

Don’t feel limited to the selection of Psalms or the principles suggested in this outline. Let the Spirit guide you to truths that help you feel closer to the Lord.

Psalms 1: Blessed are the righteous—The ungodly will perish.

Psalms 2: A messianic psalm—The heathen will rage against the Lord’s anointed—The Lord speaks of His Son, whom He has begotten.

Psalms 8: A messianic psalm of David—He says that babes and children praise the Lord—He asks, What is man, that Thou art mindful of him?

Psalms 19: David testifies, The heavens declare the glory of God, the law of the Lord is perfect, and the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

Psalms 20: David prays that the Lord will hear in time of trouble—The Lord saves His anointed.

Psalms 21: A messianic psalm of David—He tells of the glory of the great King—The King will triumph over all His enemies—Their evil designs will fail.

Psalms 22: A messianic psalm of David—He foretells events in the Messiah’s life—The Messiah will say, My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?—They will pierce His hands and feet—He will yet govern among all nations.

Psalms 23: David declares, The Lord is my shepherd.

Psalms 24: David testifies, The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof, he who has clean hands and a pure heart will ascend unto the hill of the Lord, and the Lord of Hosts is the King of Glory.

Psalms 25: David pleads for truth and asks for pardon—Mercy and truth are for those who keep the commandments.

Psalms 26: David says that he has walked in integrity and obedience—He loves the Lord’s house.

Psalms 27: David says, The Lord is my light and my salvation—He desires to dwell in the house of the Lord forever—He counsels, Wait on the Lord and be of good courage.

Psalms 28: David pleads with the Lord to hear his voice and grant his petitions—David prays, Save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Psalms 29: David counsels, Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness—David sets forth the wonder and power of the voice of the Lord.

Psalms 30: David sings praises and gives thanks to the Lord—David pleads for mercy.

Psalms 31: David trusts in the Lord and rejoices in His mercy—Speaking as the Messiah he says, Into Thine hand I commit my spirit—He counsels, O love the Lord, all ye His Saints, for the Lord preserves the faithful.

Psalms 32: David says, Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputes not iniquity—David acknowledges his sin—He recommends that the righteous be glad in the Lord and rejoice.

Psalms 33: Rejoice in the Lord—Sing unto Him a new song—He loves righteousness and judgment—Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.

Psalms 40: A messianic psalm of David—The Messiah will come and preach righteousness—He will declare salvation—The righteous will say, The Lord be magnified.

Psalms 46: God is our refuge and strength—He dwells in His city, does marvelous things, and says, Be still and know that I am God.

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