Summary: IN THIS SERMON, WE A THERE IS A STATEMENT OF CONFIDENCE, A STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION, AND A STATEMENT OF CONTENTMENT.
THE DAYS OF MY LIFE
David wrote this most famous of all of the Psalms. As you know, a Psalm is a song, and this song has topped the charts for over 2500 years. It is the best known Psalm, the best loved Psalm and the most quoted Psalm.
This whole psalm is a sermon that is evidently delivered by a very unusual preacher. It is a sermon delivered by a sheep.
There are some unusual preachers in the Bible. One time a rooster preached a sermon. He preached that sermon to Simon Peter. The Lord said, "You’ll deny me." Simon Peter said, "I won’t deny you." The Lord said, "Before the rooster crows three times you will
deny me." When the rooster crowed, that rooster preached a sermon to Simon Peter.
A donkey preached a sermon one time to a man named Baalam. The Lord opened the mouth of a donkey and that donkey preached a sermon to Baalam. To be honest with
you, I would rather hear a donkey than some liberal preachers I’ve heard preach along the way.
Here is a sermon that is preached by a sheep. I’m referring, of course, to David who had been the great shepherd king of the children of God. Now, he has placed himself in the role of a sheep.
David is a sheep. He belongs to the Lord. Now, he is coming to the conclusion of a year in the life of a happy sheep.
I-NOTICE THERE IS A STATEMENT OF CONFIDENCE:
He begins by saying, "Surely..." the word, surely, is a word of affirmation. It is an exclamation point. He is not saying-maybe. He is not saying-perhaps.
A-INVOLVED IN THIS SURETY IS A PAST LOOK:
As we look back over our all the days of our life, we can look at life as being something positive or as something negative. We can look back with regret or with rejoicing. It all depends on what we look at. There are those who see the glass half full and others who see it half empty.
Two men looked through bars
One saw mud
The other saw stars.
Two men were traveling together on an airplane. One was taking a nap and the other was busy working on a crossword puzzle. He nudged his napping friend and asked, "What is a word with three letters, with the letter O in the middle, meaning, man’s best friend?" His friend mumbled, "Dog." But "dog" didn’t fit. He worked at the puzzle a little longer and then said, "The last letter is D." Even with the two letters OD in a three letter word describing man’s best friend, they never did think of the first letter as being G.
Well David knew God for he had experienced Him in his past life. He had experienced the mercy and goodness of God in his life.
When I say Union Springs Baptist Church has good cooks, I know because I have experienced their cooking and by the way I evidence it too.
David too had experienced and evidenced God in His past life, and this gave him confidence to live out his life in the Lord. . (WE CAN SAY DO IT AGAIN LORD)
B-INVOLVED IN THIS SURETY IS A PROSPECTIVE LOOK:
David is pointing toward the future. He is saying no matter what the problem might be, there is a promise to overcome it.
I read the story of a preacher’s mother who had died. As he opened her Bible, he found three things in the margin of Psalms 23; (1) the secret of a happy life (2) the secret of a happy death (3) the secret of a happy eternity-THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD