The LORD is my Shepherd

~Psalms 23:1-6~

The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Amen.

1 Response to “The LORD is my Shepherd”


  1. 1 Joseph Rhoda May 27, 2008 at 5:16 am

    Hi ,

    Just a quick line to introduce an interesting and dynamic view of the Christian faith. Below is a copy of a post on my blog based on Who Owns Intellectual Property? I recently published a book titled Upgrade your Talents. The 23rd Psalm summarises the essence of God’s offer of an Upgrade for our Talents through the sacrificial offering of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Who Owns Intellectual Property?
    Recently, I came across the post titled above published by Jim Heskett on April 4, 2008 on the Harvard Business School Working Knowledge blog. However the post had closed to comments. Interesting responses were received from readers and commentators. Although the above question was not answered explicitly, the executive summary concluded that Intellectual Property was essential for the promotion of creativity and innovation as it acts as an assurance for reward and profit for the creator. It further highlights the need for Intellectual Property to reflect the changing dynamics in global society and the possibility of flexibility by a creator (and owner of IP rights) in enforcing Intellectual Property rights for the overall benefit of the wider society. James Heskett is a Baker Foundation Professor, Emeritus at Harvard Business School.

    From the same blog, writing under the Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin series a post published on May 14, 2008 by Julia Hanna and titled “Getting Down to the Business of Creativity” made the following observations “But if creativity is integral to business, and to entrepreneurship in particular, how exactly does it occur? Where does this unicorn-like creature come from, and what exotic conditions will help it thrive in captivity? Three professors in Harvard Business School’s Entrepreneurial Management unit who focus on the study of creativity recognize the romantic allure of believing it’s a rare quality bestowed on a chosen few, but all agree that notion has been debunked long ago, and rightfully so.”

    I agree to a certain extent with the above executive summary. However, to examine the above question from the perspective of the origin of creativity and who owns the intellectual property on human creativity and innovation, I would confidently state it is owned by Almighty God. Although this view might not be shared by many, I believe I can prove beyond reasonable doubt that Almighty God owns the Intellectual Property rights of the ability of members of the human race to be creative and innovative. And in agreement with both posts, He has deposited this ability in all human beings (not just a selected few) and allowed the human race to use this creative ability for both individual and communal benefits.

    However, the ownership by Almighty God of the Intellectual Property Rights of various talents exhibited by members of the human race covers only the positive and beneficial creative and innovative abilities. This creative and innovative ability was licensed by Almighty God to the human race in exchange for royalty payments to Him. However, the human race acquired a negative and destructive creative and innovative ability through the act of piracy and counterfeiting.

    Counterfeiting Almighty God’s Intellectual Property rights brought death (and other consequences) into the human race. Persistent infringement of Almighty God’s IP rights will lead to legal action and prosecution. A conviction at prosecution could have disastrous effects; as counterfeits and pirated products are normally destroyed.

    However, like any IP rights owner, Almighty God has innovated and ensured an adequate and enhanced protection of His IP rights to remove the effects of counterfeiting and piracy. He is making an offer of Upgrade for the talents of every member of the human race to enable them avoid a conviction at prosecution. Almighty God has secured a Divine Patent and issued a Divine Registered Trade mark as a basis for an Upgrade for the creative and innovative abilities of the human race.

    He is offering a Divine Franchise Agreement for all members of the human race in exchange for royalty payments of worship and an intimate relationship.

    Want to know more? Want to accept an Upgrade for your Talents? Want to avoid a possible conviction on prosecution? Get your copy of Upgrade your Talents Now!

    Kind Regards

    Joseph


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