Summary: THE PSALMIST'S PSALM
1. DAVID SPEAKS WITH CERTAINTY – “The LORD is my shepherd”
(a) His Revelation of the Almighty. “Jehovah is ….” The LORD is THE NAME OF GOD HIDDEN IN PSALMS 23 FIRST NAME - "SHEPHERD"-JEHOVAH-RA or -JEHOVAH-ROHI - Lord our Shepherd SECOND NAME - "I SHALL NOT WANT " JEHOVAH-JIREH " The Lord our Provider Gen 22:8 Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering:
THIRD NAME - JEHOVAH- SHALOM (The Lord our Peace) 2: He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me besides the still waters"
FOURTH NAME - JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU.... "The Lord our righteousness" 3: "He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake" FIFTH NAME - JEHOVAH-NISSI........ "The Lord our banner" 4: "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For thou art with me…"
SIXTH NAME - JEHOVAH- RAPHEGA........The Lord the healer. 5: "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil: my cup runneth over"
SEVENTH NAME - JEHOVAH- SHAMMA....The Lord will be with us forever
6: "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever"
(b) His Relationship with the Almighty. “my”- He is the Lord of our lives.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
My Sheep, Keep on hearing, I, Keep on Knowing, They, Keep on Following.
(c) His Resignation to the Almighty. “Shepherd.”
The term “Lord” is a title of Supreme Authority and Sovereign Deity.
Stephen Olford 2 Cors 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - Where The Spirit Is Lord - There Is Liberty.
We cannot know Him as our Shepherd unless and until we know Him as our Saviour.
2. DAVID SPEAKS OF SUFFICIENCY – “I shall not want”
Our Shepherd is sufficient for all of our insufficiencies.
Phil 4:19 my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus
2 Cors 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
God's Grace Is :- Personal Grace - My Grace, Powerful Grace - For Thee, Plentiful Grace - Sufficient. - All You Need For This Life and The Next.
John Newton - Amazing Grace.
for Rest – “He makes me to lie down in green pastures”;
for Refreshment – “He leadeth me beside the still waters”
for Restoration – “He restoreth my soul”;