I preached from Psalm 23 in the message today; I am writing this a day behind!
This is a wonderful Psalm of encouragement for the believer, however I hope that what I got across today is that this is a very personal Psalm as well.
David wrote it of course, and he talks of the good things God has done for him.
God is no respecter of person, He has no favourites so what David writes about is also what God will do for you.
He will provide for you and keep you in safety (Psalm 23 v 2).
He will keep you from evil (Psalm 23 v 4).
He will ensure that you live a prosperous life and that your cup will always be running over (Psalm 23 v 5).
He will ensure that goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life (Psalm 23 v 6).
He will provide a place for you in Heaven to spend eternity with Him (Psalm 23 v 6).
In short the Lord wants to be your shepherd (Psalm 23 v 1).
When Jesus saw the multitudes He had compassion on them and wanted them to have a shepherd (Matthew 9 v 36).
He said that He came to be the good shepherd so that we could have an abundant life (John 10 v 10 and 11).
Jesus wants you to experience all that David wrote about in Psalm 23 and this has been provided for you through Jesus’ finished work on the cross.
He is the great shepherd (Hebrews 13 v 20), he is my shepherd and He is your shepherd.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have provided for my provision and protection, thank you that you want to be my shepherd”.
Psalm 23 v 1…..The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want