Summary: The Secret Of The Psalm.
Psalm 23 The Secret Of The Psalm.
1. The Worship Here - The LORD.
(a) The Sovereign One. - The LORD Rev 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
(b) The Seeing One. - Isaiah 63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
(c) The Seeking One. - Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
(d) The Saving One - Matt 1:21 for he shall save his people from their sins.
(e) The Searching One - Rev 1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
(f) The Sentencing One - Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
2. The Witness Here - is my shepherd;
(a) A Present Witness "Is" NOT was or will be.
He Is Presently - means A Revelation, A Recognition, A Reconciliation, A Regeneration,
(b) A Personal Witness "My" NOT My Fathers, My Mothers, My Brothers - MINE
notice the pronouns that David did NOT use: “a” shepherd – one of many shepherds,
“the” shepherd – the absolute one, but not personal, “our” – not as personal
as hard as it is to believe, God the Almighty, Creator God is MY Shepherd
Mine! Mine! Mine!, I know Thou art mine; Saviour, dear Saviour, I know Thou art mine.
Welsh shepherd boy - found holding his forth finger - "My" Shepherd.
(c) A Proper Witness "Shepherd"
Jesus is a personal Shepherd. - David wrote: “The LORD is my shepherd”
a providing Shepherd. - “ I shall not want.”
A good shepherd will do what's best for his sheep - Phil 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Psalm 34:9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
a pardoning Shepherd. “He restoreth my soul” (Ps. 23:3).
a protecting Shepherd. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
Heb. 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Rom. 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
a preparing Shepherd.
a prepared provision 5 Thou preparest a table before me
a prepared peace thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
a prepared place 6 and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Death is not the end but, rather, a beginning.
3. The Wonder Here - "my shepherd"