Summary: Our daily walk and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
I. The Lord is my Shepherd
That is Our Relationship with the Lord!
(John 10:11 KJV) I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
(1 Pet 2:25 KJV) For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
1 Pet 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
(John 1:12 KJV) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
A. God wants us to have a Father and son or daughter relationship with Him.
1. I love the ‘I am a child of the King’!
II. I shall not want
That’s my God’s Supply!
(Phil 4:19 KJV) But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
(Psa 37:25 KJV) I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
(1 Th 5:23 KJV) And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
III. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures
That’s entering into His Rest!
(Mat 11:28 KJV) Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (Heb 4:9 KJV) There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
A. When Jesus felt overwhelmed he said to his disciples, "Come away for awhile and rest."
IV. He leadeth me beside the still waters
That’s God’s wonderful Refreshment! A cloud by day and fire by night!
(1 Kings 13:7 KJV) And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.
(John 14:27 KJV) Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
38. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
V. He restoreth my soul,
That’s speaks of His Healing in every area of our lives!
(Psalms 103:3 KJV) Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 103:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 103:5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
VI. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
That’s His Leading and Guidance in our lives!
(Rom 8:14 KJV) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
(Isa 40:11 KJV) He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
VII. For His namesake
That’s His Purpose of our lives and personal Ministries!
(2 Tim 4:8 KJV) Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
A. No other Name like His Name. Acts 4:12
B. We are called by His Name. II Cron. 7:14-15,
VIII. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
That’s Our Testing! (REMEMBER HE DID NOT DIE IN THE VALLEY)
(1 Cor 10:13 KJV) There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.