Summary: The God who Cares.
Psalm 23. The God who Cares. 1. God's Personal Care The LORD is my shepherd; Only two persons in Ps 23 ... the Lord & me He Cares Intimately me x 7 times; my (mine) x 6 times; We Are Bought, Sought and Brought. He Cares Individually The LORD is my shepherd One in a large flock but known by name. He Cares Unceasingly The LORD is my shepherd ie. He was, is, & will be Shepherd 2. God's Particular Care The LORD is my Shepherd In every experience, He is at hand. He cares for our Love He cares for our Lives v2 "Your heavenly Father knows" Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? He cares for our Leading v2,3 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. in right paths so we don't fall. v3. he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness along refreshing paths so we don't faint. v2. he leadeth me beside the still waters through rough paths so we don't fear. v4. 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. He cares for our Lifting v3 "He restoreth my soul:" Psalms 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. He cares for our Liberation upon us v5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: in spite of the enemy and in sight of the enemy 3. God's Protective Care The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. The good Shepherd giveth his life for the sheep He Protects:- from falling v3 He restoreth my soul: Psalms 56:13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living? Psalms 116:8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
from fear v4 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. Note the five lights in the darkness walk ... through ... valley ... shadow ... thou from foes v5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: 4. God's Perpetual Care v6 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. He changes not Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Today and every day v6 Goodness and mercy For ever and ever v6 in the house of the Lord