The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23:1-6)

Evangelist Richard Harper, February 10, 2019
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Sunday Morning, February 10th, 2019 - The Lord is My Shepherd - Evangelist Richard Harper

Psalm 23 might be familiar to you. Maybe you have memorized it as part of Sunday School or VBS. But have you ever sat down and actually studied it?

There is evidence that David wrote the 23rd Psalm later in his life, holed up in a tent as Absalom sought to kill him. He was looking back on all the good things God has done in his life. It is a psalm of worship based on memories of days past. David looks back and remembers how God helped him slay the giant, when God anoints him to be king, how He protected David when Saul wanted to kill him, even throwing a spear at him. He draws on his time as a little shepherd boy and draws the parallel between a Holy God and a shepherd watching over his sheep.

If you are a child of God, the first verse of the psalm should be enough to fuel you up for a lap around the church house. Take comfort in knowing that the Lord is YOUR shepherd!

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Psalm 23:1-6

1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4Yea, 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. 5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. (KJV)

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