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Psalm 23

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Psalm 23

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  1. Psalm 23

  2. My Shepherd – Provides for Me • For My Physical Needs (Phil. 4:19) • He provides me all that I need, that: • I shall not lack (v. 1; cf. Lk. 12:22-32) • I shall be satisfied (v. 2a; Phil. 4:11) • I shall have peace (v. 2b; Hb. 13:20) • For My Spiritual Needs (Eph. 1:3) • He restores my soul (v. 3) • Sometimes tired, weary, sad, weak • He revives & strengthens (Ps. 119) • He leads me in paths of righteousness • Cannot direct own steps (Jer. 10:23) • Always in doing right & never to sin

  3. My Shepherd – Protects Me(v. 4-5) • In the valley of the shadow of death • Life is full of tough challenges • Dark places, bitter experiences • Usually fear, despair & uncertainty • Lonely, loss, illness (Ps. 56:8; 30:5) • YOU ARE WITH ME! (I walk & not fear!) • Not just leading; now beside me! • Safe & secure (Ps. 46:1-2, 10; 56:3) • YOU COMFORT ME! • Your rod – defends & protects • Your staff – guides & cares • His voice/word calms me (Rm. 15:4)

  4. My Shepherd – Protects Me(v. 4-5) • In the valley of the shadow of death • In the presence of my enemies • Life is full of hard battles • Mistreated, excluded, lied about • My arch foe wants to devour me! • YOU PREPARE, ANOINT & OVERFLOW! • YOU are there (37:25; Heb. 13:5-6) • YOU uphold & honor (Isa. 41:9-13) • YOU soothe my wounds (Ps. 147:3) • YOU bless to abundance (Jn. 10:10) • YOU camp all around (Psa. 34:7) • My Shepherd not allow enemy prevail!

  5. My Shepherd – Preserves Me(v. 6) • He preserves me if I serve Him with full assurance & utmost confidence • All the days of my life • Goodness will continually pursue me • Gifts & blessings of God (Jas. 1:17) • Mercy will continually pursue me • Tenderheartedness of God (40:11ff) • Forever • In God’s house = In God’s presence • A loyal sheep both follows and dwells • Ultimately dwelling in heaven forever

  6. My (The Sheep’s) Part • Total Trust • Complete Contentment • Real Righteousness • Faithful Following • Constant Companionship • Headed Heavenward

  7. Only if you believe/trust Him • Hebrews 11:6 • Only if you repent of your sins • Luke 13:3 • Only if you confess your faith • Matthew 10:32 • Only if you are immersed in water • Mark 16:16 • Only if you follow Him faithfully • Revelation 2:10