1The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters. 3He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. 4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23 (NASB)
22Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.
Luke 6:22 (NASB)
While preparing to write today’s post I discovered something very interesting. The words ‘Fear’ and ‘Evil’ do not exist together in the New Testament and only 13 times do they appear together in the Old testament. I’ll have to ponder that leading up to Wednesday’s devotion.
Greek Word of the Day Evil/Poneros (Strongs 4190) from www.biblestudytools.com HERE.