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Summary: Jehovah Rohi: The Lord is my Shepherd. This means that He will protect, provide, direct and lead as well as taking care of all the needs of His people. God is a tender yet strong and very patient Shepherd. Jehovah Rohi is also known as Jehovah Rahah. Jesu

April 27th, 2008 River of Life Ministries Pastor Michael West

Series: His Majesty, His Name Part Five — Jehovah Rohi

Sermon: God is wise enough for me

Scripture: Psalm 23:1-3, Isaiah 53:6

Jehovah Rohi: The Lord is my Shepherd. This means that He will protect, provide, direct and lead as well as taking care of all the needs of His people. God is a tender yet strong and very patient Shepherd. Jehovah Rohi is also known as Jehovah Rahah. Jesus being the Good Shepherd who lays down His own life for all people.

Let’s pray-

At Saint Mary’s Church they have a weekly husbands’ marriage seminar. At a session last week, the priest asked Luigi, who was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insights into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years.

Luigi replied to the assembled husbands, "Well, I’ve a-tried to treat-a her nice, spend the money on her, but best is that I took-a her to Italy for the 20th anniversary!" The priest responded, "Luigi, you are an amazing inspiration to all the husbands here! Please tell us what you are planning for your wife for your 50th anniversary."

Luigi proudly replied, "I’m a-gonna go to get her."

Jesus is just alright by me. God’s wisdom is alright by me. I trust Him. He is my Shepherd.

English is really a strange language and difficult to learn as all the children in school will testify to you this morning.

Nouns, verbs, adjectives. How come other languages don’t use do and isn’t interesting as well the compound word forms we use. Like science defined means knowledge or potent when defined is power, coupled with omni, which means all, we have omnipotence or omniscience. Omniscience: all knowledge, Omnipotent: all power.

We are very clever to be able to put two different words together to give a better understanding of things. Like Gi (from gigantic) and normous (from enormous) and make the word ginormus, bigger than the both of them together (yes, a real word).

However, there is one word we have yet to be able to do this with and that is, wisdom. In over 300,000 words, there is no omniwisdom. But God is all wise. He is wisdom and He is infinite which makes Him infinitely wise.

By his power he made the earth, by his wisdom set the world firm, but his discernment spread out the heavens. But in him there is wisdom, and power too, and good counsel no less than discretion. which he has given to us so fully and freely. God, with full wisdom and

understanding, Through Christians like yourselves gathered in churches, this extraordinary plan of God is becoming known and talked about even among the angels!

Jeremiah 10:12; Job 12:13; Ephesians 1:8, 3:10 (NJB, NCV & MSG Bibles)

But a heart that worships God doesn’t need to be told that. We tend to say, don’t pray for patience for the trials will come to test it in us. There is also something else we should not do, ask God to prove His wisdom or demand proof of it.

If you ask me to prove something I wouldn’t get my feelings hurt, but to ask God would be a slap in His face. He is Majestic. The Most High and lifted up Majesty of all creation and to question Him would be the extreme supreme degradation and insult. He has to be all wise and full of infinite wisdom to be on the throne or you couldn’t be sure of anything. Everything you know could get all topsy-turvy, heaven won’t exist, hell would be the place you want to go and if you don’t get it right you can die and come back and try again.

God is a good God and wouldn’t lead us in that direction. So if God is all good, all knowing, all wise and all caring, why crime? Murder? Disease? Suffering? Peg legs? Explain that.

Okay. Let’s say there is this guy who is extremely intelligent and very wise, in fact he is so rich that he is top of the top. One day he wants to have the largest home ever built. He searched for the best place to build it and spares no expense on architects, designers, builders, materials and so on. Beautiful. The pools that gardens, his is the most talked about in town, the country, the world!

No one has ever seen or could ever imagine. He is more high tech than anyone in the world thanks to Bill Gates.

But, after a short while, there is trouble in the land. An army invades

And takes over the palace only dreams are made of. They stable the horses inside. The doors are always open. The dogs come and go. Wine and beer bottles, pizza boxes, trash everywhere on the marble floor. One of the soldiers worked on some motorcycles in the kitchen, you get the idea.

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