Kevin Phipps / Mar 15, 2020 / Psalm 23
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Last Sunday Kevin preached from Psalm 23. Other than John 3:16, this is probably the most well-known passage in all of scripture. And for good reason: There is much here to comfort us.
King David put into this sacred poem three truths about God that help us to answer any fear, frustration, or loneliness we may face.
In caring for us each day, the Shepherd is all that we need. He provides, He leads, He protects. He chooses what we will have, where we will go, and which trials we will have to face.
The Shepherd is near to us always. Even in the valley of the shadow of death, there is no evil to fear because Christ our Shepherd is with us. He is with us to discipline and defend us for our comfort.
The covenant faithfulness of the Shepherd is everlasting. He feeds us in the presence of enemies. He anoints us with oil (with gladness and blessing!). He does this for His sake, not ours. This is hesed, covenant love! Secured by God himself, it is a love that is never revoked.
Because the LORD is our shepherd, because He is everything we need, each of us can rightfully say (by the covenant that He established), “I shall not want.”
Praise God! These are rock-solid truths that never change because they rest on Christ and not us.