Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not be in want.
Is God really Lord and Shepherd of YOUR life?
When or where do you feel wedged, stuck, or in a tight spot?
God RESTORES the WORN out!
Psalm 23:2-3 The Lord 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.
God DIRECTS the WONDERING, or confused.
Psalm 139:9-10 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand WILL hold me fast.
God PROTECTS the WORRIED, or those in danger.
Psalm 23:4 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.
Dennis the Menace, “It’s not the dark I’m afraid of; it’s the stuff in it that I can’t see!”
God PROVIDES the VICTORY over foes.
Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.
God ACCOMPANIES the LONELY or deserted.
Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and love will follow me ALL the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!
Why does God do ALL of this for me?
Answer: the last four words of Psalm 23:3