KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalms 23:1 KJV “A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
The twenty-third Psalm is one of the most popular of all the psalms. The Psalm gives us certain six facts for one to be established in this life. Each verse gives one of the points. These facts or points are as follows
1. ACKNOWLEDGING GOD, FOR WHO HE IS TO YOU. VRS 1
2. SUBMIT TO DIVINE GUIDANCE. VRS 2
3. RECEIVE STRENGTH IN YOUR INNER MAN. VRS 3
4. ASSURANCE TO FACE ALL SITUATIONS. VRS 4
5. BLESSINGS OVERFLOW. VRS 5
6. SURE FAVOR AND ESTABLISMENT.
These are six facts that the twenty-third Psalm teaches us.
Now the first fact.
- ACKNOWLEDGING GOD, FOR WHO HE IS.
Misery or fulfillment is a result of who God is to you.
It reads God or the Lord is my shepherd. Every disturbed, worried, or sorrowful person is either the shepherd of his own life or a creature he calls his shepherd. Rom 1:23,” And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.”
You cannot truly relate with God until you acknowledge Him for who He is in your life.
The shepherd does not exist because of the sheep, but the sheep exist because of the shepherd. You and I are the sheep and must be fully submissive to the shepherd in every way. The shepherd gives his best, to sustain the sheep.
Now your shepherd is the Monarch of the universe.
- He is all-powerful Gen 28:3,
- He is the faithful God Deut 7:9,
- He is all-knowing Ps 139:4
The knowledge of all the above means you would not want. No good shepherd keeps any good thing from his sheep. With God as your shepherd, you can confidently say, you would not want any good thing. Rom 8:32
Note: Your ability to receive from Him, depends on how restful you are in the light of the knowledge of who He is. If God is your shepherd, then every fretting must stop.
God, the Almighty, all-knowing, all-wise, and loving creator of all things is my shepherd. I am not concerned about needs of any kind. As my shepherd, He is the most important person in my life. My life is His. I am alive for Him, and my life is meaningful to me
THOUGHT: LET GOD BE GOD, AND CHALLENGES WOULD BE NOTHING TO YOU.
Rom 1:21 KJV “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”
1 Kings 18:24 KJV” And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well-spoken.”