Provision

Series: The Good Shepherd

Provision

April 18, 2021 | Mark Simmons

Psalm 23: The Good Shepherd

Provision

 

Last week:

The LORD (Yahweh/I AM).

Is (Not just was or will be)

My (Our AND My)

Shepherd Powerful ruler and Caring provider

I shall not want=I have everything I truly need.

 

Psalm 23 (GNT)

 

Psalm 23:2 (GNT)

 

 

He

Yahweh, the LORD, takes the initiative in our relationship.

 

· The powerful ruler

 

· The caring provider

 

Makes/Has/Lets

He makes the environment conducive to us resting.

He meets our needs so that we can relax.

 

Me

The mighty LORD is focused on you.

 

 

Lie down/Rest

 

 

Four things that prevent sheep from lying down:

· Fear-- Fear of your spiritual enemy or another person?

· Friction-- Friction with someone?

· Flies-- Flies of life irritating and annoying you?

· Famine-- Fear of your material needs not being met?

 

What is your most dominant stress right now [fear (emotional), friction (relational), flies (circumstantial) or famine (material)]? How can you consciously let go of the most dominant stress (to relax with your shepherd?

 

 

In green pastures/grassy meadows/green fields

 

 

He leads me

 

 

Beside still waters/quiet waters/peaceful water/quiet pools

 

 

Jesus is the Good Shepherd

Ezekiel 34:23 (NLT)

 

John 10:14-15 (NLT)

 

The Good Shepherd Provides Spiritual Food

John 6:51 (NLT)

 

The Good Shepherd Provides Spiritual Drink

John 7:37-39 (NLT)

 

The problem and solution between two “alls”

Isaiah 53:6 (NLT)

Series Information

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