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"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." – Psalm 119:105

Archive for June 2013

Ps 23:4a – “the valley”

June 29, 2013

4a Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me;        Did you notice the change in who is now addressed?  Up to this point the psalmist spoke in general terms about the Lord being his shepherd.  Now he turns his attention to […]

Psalm 23:3b – “paths of righteousness”

June 28, 2013

3b He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. If a shepherd ever lost a few sheep due to carelessness, he would not work again.  The owners of the sheep would not hire him and entrust their sheep with him.  Thus, a shepherd is very careful about where he will lead […]

Psalm 23:3a – “my soul”

June 27, 2013

3a He restores my soul; Each sheep goes to its shepherd every day to be petted and rubbed and for him to talk “shepherd talk” to it.  The sheep need the assurance and comfort given to them by the shepherd.  We need that same comfort from “the good shepherd,” and He offers it to us: […]

Psalm 23:2b – “quiet waters”

June 26, 2013

2b He leads me beside quiet waters. When sheep get thirsty they become restless and start looking for water.  They will drink the first water they can find, even if it is dirty and polluted – which can cause them to become sick.  The good shepherd will lead his sheep to the best water possible to […]

Psalm 23:2a – “green pastures”

June 25, 2013

2a He makes me lie down in green pastures; Sheep are very timid and easily panicked.  They will not lie down unless they are free of all fear, tension, anxiety, and hunger.  It requires a diligent shepherd to remove these things from his sheep and make it possible for them to lie down.      Sheep […]

Psalm 23:1 – “my shepherd”

June 24, 2013

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. Beginning today we are going to examine Psalm 23, one of the most beloved of all the psalms. Sheep depend totally upon their shepherd to provide what they need.  He must know them and their needs to meet those needs.  Our good shepherd does.  Jesus […]

Proverbs 16:20 – “attention to the word”

June 22, 2013

20 He who gives attention to the word will find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. Do most people have wrecks because they don’t know how to drive?  No, it is because they don’t pay attention to what they are doing.  The same is often true spiritually.  Many people know what God’s […]

Psalm 141:2 – “May my prayer be counted as incense”

June 21, 2013

2 May my prayer be counted as incense before You; the lifting up of my hands as the evening offering. Some people burn incense for the pleasing aroma it produces.  Have you considered how pleasing a righteous prayer is to God?  The book of Revelation describes “golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers […]

Psalm 131:1 – “My heart is not proud”

June 20, 2013

1 O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; neither do I concern myself with great matters, nor with things too profound for me. Can you honestly – and humbly, of course – say that your heart is not proud?  Are you content with fulfilling your lowly position – and doing the […]

121:3-4 – a keeper who never sleeps

June 19, 2013

3 He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. As humans we need our sleep, yet we are most vulnerable when we do.  How comforting it should be to know we have a God keeping us who never […]