The sheep is so deeply satisfied with the flock to which it belongs, with the ownership of this particular shepherd, that it has no wish to change whatever.
Category: Psalm 23
Surely Goodness and Love Will Follow Me
Just as God’s goodness and mercy flow to us all the days of our life, so goodness and mercy should follow us, should be left behind us as a legacy to others wherever we may go.
You Anoint My Head with Oil; My Cup Overflows.
He is there with us in every storm.
You Prepare a Table Before Me
Predators can still attack, poisonous weeds can still grow, storms and gales can still come swirling up over the peaks. Yet in His care and concern for us, Christ still ensures that we shall have some gladness with our sadness, some delightful days as well as dark days, some sunshine as well as shadow.
Your Rod and Your Staff They Comfort Me
Just as the rod of God is emblematic of the Word of God, so the staff of God is symbolic of the Spirit of God.
Even Though I Walk Through the Valley
The basic question is not whether we have many or few valleys. It is not whether those valleys are dark or merely dim with shadows. The question is how do I react to them?
He Guides Me in Paths of Righteousness for His Name’s Sake
A Christian either “goes on” with God or at which point he “goes back” from following on.
He Restores My Soul
Often when we are most sure of ourselves we are the most prone to fall flat.
He Leads Me Beside Quiet Waters
Many of the places we may be led into will appear to us as dark, deep, dangerous, and somewhat disagreeable. But it simply must be remembered that He is there with us in it.
He Makes Me Lie Down in Green Pastures
It is significant that to be at rest there must be a definite sense of freedom from fear, tension, agitation, and hunger.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
Contentment is not having what we want, but wanting what we have.