He knows we must rest and allows what we have ingested from Him digest properly, if we are to produce the maximum fruit for His glory. Isaac and Jacob were shepherds. In Bible times, the bear, the lion, the leper, the hyena, and robbers waited in the shadows and the caves to spring upon the flocks and the shepherd. Human beings are very much like sheep. His victory over Goliath was a turning point for both good and bad. Evidently, David was not in the sanctuary when he composed this Psalm , but looked forward to returning to it again and often.
He Promises Hope For Tomorrow — David concludes this Psalm with a precious reminder that this life down here will end some day, but that those who know the Lord will move to a new realm to live for eternity. In fact, the image of Himself as a shepherd was a favorite of the Lord Jesus Christ, John 10:1-30. The above names fit this Psalm perfectly. If you're one of the sheep, He has a right to the fleece. They that make them are like unto them; so is everyone that trusteth in them.
This was a daring thing, but he did it by the leadership of the Holy Spirit. So all unsaved people like those portions of Scripture that don't call their sins to their attention. Sometimes they go through deep waters. But in spite of such hazards he also knows that this is still the best way to take his flock to the high country. Do we live in the divine blessings it honors? Just as a shepherd provides for the sheep, so does Jesus provide for His followers. Note: Our enemy may walk about as a roaring lion looking for victims to devour, 1 Pet. Psalm 23 has a beautiful outline: In verse 1 we have a happy life.
The knowledge of the shepherd's care for us gives us a deep sense of security and satisfaction. And I can truthfully say that the Lord is my shepherd individually. He saw God's power A shepherd's rod was a two-foot club made of oak, with a rounded head that was whittled from the knot of the tree and had sharp bits of metal pounded into it. We realize as we linger over these words that what David writes is not poetic exaggeration or theoretical theology. One afternoon he stood at the window watching the throngs of people, happy, hurrying, going home.
The shepherd would use the staff to draw sheep to him, guide the sheep or lift a fallen sheep. That old grandmother, by the letter of the law, deserved punishment. Deuteronomy 30:20; Job 12:12; Psalm 91:16; Proverbs 3:2; Proverbs 3:16; Lamentations 5:20. They have mouths, but they speak not, eyes have they, but they see not: they have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: they have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. Let's turn to that passage. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid John 14: 1,17. But, between the time we get saved, and the day we go home to heaven, there is a life to live! Let me explain in the simplest way possible.
It was a valley through which all shepherds had to lead their sheep. You see, we are following One Who plans and knows the way we take, Psa. With such poor eyesight the sheep must stay close so they can observe the shepherd and listen so they can be obedient. Our meat is our mattress at the same time. The Anointing of The Head - A wealthy home would have had an expensive vessel of perfumed oil by the door.
God's goodness comes from His nature, not our worthiness v. And had food left over! Just as the bodies in Heaven are subject to the gravitational pull of the sun, those who are in His orbit are kept in a right path about Him at all times! Its peace is not escape; its contentment is not complacency: there is readiness to face deep darkness and imminent attack, and the climax reveals a love which homes towards no material goal but to the Lord Himself. Whether His path leads us through the glen, as in verse 2, or into the gorge as in verse 4, He always leads us in the best path of all: His path! His word thoroughly furnishes us to all good works c. It is also available as a , suitable for printing if you want the Student Edition, with the answers to the questions omitted. He refused to honor or worship any idol made of his own or any other person's imagination or hands.
Sandwiched between these two great Psalms is Psalm 23. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. We are no longer in the field but in a palace. And, in the New Testament, when they got out there in the wilderness with Jesus Christ, He managed to dish up a meal for 5,000 of them! I shall not want for Protection. He restores me Read: Psalms 23:3a A.