As he remembers what he did for the sheep, some words come to him The Lord is my shepherd. 3. It will challenge their intellects, fire their imaginations and stimulate their industry. 6. Who wants to say that? As we conclude our meditations on Hope in Troubled Times, I would like to look at Psalm 23. When I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will have great fear, for sin will be with me. The Lord restores me. Psalm 30:11,12 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; In one of his books you may find a review of his life. Noteworthy is it also, how many of the most attractive characters and incidents in the Gospel-history are connected with that Capernaum, which, as a city, rejected its own real glory, Alfred EdersheimThe Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, Jehovah. We hope you have enjoyed the journey through some . This also is characteristic of the Divine relation to man. "Good" and "God" in Anglo-Saxon are the same word. Aim . And the Lord said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the Lord. The querulous old man puts together all that he had gone through, finds it dark and disappointing, and concludes by saying, "I am this day so and so, and I wish that I had never been born." But not so man: man is a rational being. Gal 5:52. An Expositional Sermon Psalm 23:1-6 "The LORD Is My Shepherd" Theme/Big Idea: God is our greatest need and He overflowingly meets that need in Himself. "Shall follow me." When you belong to the Good Shepherd, this will always be true of you. "Thou art with me.". The first person to be helped by this Psalm was David himself. Whether or not you want to hear Psalm 23, we all need the truth of Psalm 23 because Psalm 23 is about Jesus, and he's the one we want to see. xxiii. They may apply to other things, national or ecclesiastical, but here is their chief intent. All shall be well. Wildfire sweeping across mountains is absolutely terrifying. Both have to do with character, spiritual character, relation to God. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:5-6. You will have frequently to go there, to plead the great Sacrifice. Why not "go before"? The storm may roar without me, My heart may low be laid, Bnt God is round about me, And can I be dismayed? The "I Am. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. The good man says, "I have needed both; I have had both all my days, and surely they shall follow me all my days."2. ^d 1 Verily, verily, I say to you [unto the parties whom he was addressing in the last section], He that entereth not by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. Soon on wings, on wings of love, My transported soul shall rise, Like the home-returning dove, Vanishing through boundless skies; Then, where death shall be no more, Sin nor suffering e'er molest, All James MontgomerySacred Poems and Hymns, The Lord the Good Shepherd. B. Ps. INTRODUCTION: We are in the middle of a three week series on this Psalm, and we are looking at what it means to have the Lord as your shepherd. What a grand triumphal ode! "My God shall supply all your need out of His riches in glory by Jesus Christ." This psalm is often used at funerals. 4. --Ps. But I think that David is looking beyond His days in this world. Because some of my enemies are in the rear; they attack me from behind. Intro: The Lord could have compared His people to anything in the world.He could have said, "My people are like bears, they are strong!" He could have said, "My people are like lions, they are courage, fearless and brave!" He could have said, "My people are like foxes because they are so shrewd and wise." He could have even said, "My people are like . III. I. GOODNESS. Sinners blame God for everything and thank Him for nothing. If we turn to the fourth Gospel in which the Holy, He shall feed his flock like a shepherd; He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Psalm 23:1-3. IN WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES, OR BY WHAT PERSONS, THIS STATEMENT MAY BE PROPERLY MADE. -- Psalm 23:4. Then your reality will be something like this: I am my own shepherd, and I will always want. I. The Return to Capernaum - Healing of the Centurion's Servant. He does not say, "The Lord is the shepherd of the . ^D John X. He who spake thus out of the bush to Moses was the same who in the fullness of time appeared upon the earth in the form of man. Gal 5:52. If he were a mere intellectual being, and nothing more, then he might dwell here. So, think about what that will be like when you have been in heaven for a million, million agesTo put what he says, simply, the more you know of God the more you will see of His beauty, and the more you see His beauty, the more you will love Him. Psalm 23 6 Commentary: Heaven. Remember, David has already said that the Good Shepherd leads His sheep. Because it is the temple of His worship. But the treatment has been so extremely imperfect, in view of the importance of that section, that a few further remarks must be made. Psalm 23 is one of those places. Goodness is God giving us what we dont deserve, and if you belong to the Good Shepherd, Gods goodness is always chasing after you. And the other man, though he had great ability and great genius, and had a long and wonderful life, which, however, nobody would say, or pretend to say, that he spent it in walking with God, he says, "I wish that I had never been born." Now here is where a shift takes place in this psalm. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. Any exceptions to the above must be approved by Open the Bible, 1-877-673-6365. These are difficult days for all of us. I will not mislead you by denying that reality or letting platitudes and sentimentalities echo off the valley's walls. ^d 1 Verily, verily, I say to you [unto the parties whom he was addressing in the last section], He that entereth not by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. "I thank God," says the one, "that ever I was born," because he can take the 23rd Psalm, and in the 23rd Psalm he can read the history of his inward life. And then the last line of verse 6 reminds us of heaven. The perfection of manhood; the "rest that remaineth;" the "fulness of joy;" the glorious fellowships that know no break, and that bring no pain, are in our Father's house. ", 1. The greatest blessing you can know in life is to be wholly owned by the Son of God. Psalm 23:5-6. Presbyterian/Reformed, On Sunday, March 22, 2020, we started having Virtual Fellowship Services using Zoom videoconferencing. The Purposes: 1. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. The guiding God: or the picture of the leading. Now I must prove to my readers' perfect satisfaction that to discard all the dignities and privileges of a high priest and become a lowly worker for Christ, it is not a mere accident nor is it an act of necessity as far as temporal necessities are concerned; Meletios GoldenConversion of a High Priest into a Christian Worker, In Heavenly Love Abiding,"I will fear no evil, for thou art with me." At the beginning, the psalmist begins with a picture of the shepherd and the sheep, but the psalmist doesn't leave us with the metaphor, he brings to an actuality. The third fruit of justification, adoption, and sanctification, is joy in the Holy Ghost. And when we are in the Fathers house, Jesus prayer will be answered. A Table Among Enemies: W. C. E. Newbolt, M. A. Psalm 23:5: A Table Prepared: W. Forsyth : Psalm 23:5: Bounty Should Lead to Charity: O. Sedgwick, B. D. . Cf. And I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. It ruins my soul. In death's dark vale I fear no ill With VariousThe Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA, The Shepherd and the Fold Thou hast guided them in Thy strength unto Thy holy habitation.' Biblical IllustratorSurely goodness and mercy shall follow me. 3. Psalm: Psalm 119:129-136 132. (Jerusalem, December, a.d. If we turn to the fourth Gospel in which the Holy Arno GaebeleinThe Lord of Glory, The Great ShepherdHe shall feed his flock like a shepherd; He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Love, Courage, Restoration, Guidance, Provision, Refreshment, Rest, Relationship, Housing, 52-week preaching calendar to help you plan your sermons, Customizable sermon manuscripts for verse-by-verse preaching, Preach with creativity and impact throughout the year, Help your church understand God's plan in pain, Call your people to experience a higher freedom, Proclaim the gospel to the ends of the earth. In Psalm 23, the crisis is described as "the darkest valley" and "a table in the presence of my enemies.". Amid holy enterprises, spiritual conflicts, arduous duties, severe afflictions, trying bereavements, God has sustained His saints. What credentials does he have to be my shepherd, my owner, my manager? God often uses material things to speak to us about spiritual things. Sin has brought its devastating effects into the world, and things are not as they should be in our world, our country, our work, our churches, our homes or in our own hearts. All shall be well. Surely, "Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life." The extent of the Psalmist's assurance. "Hath He promised, and shall He not bring it to pass?" For us, I suppose we could apply it to the blessings we experience in God's church. 1050God, goodness of4016life, human5340house5478property, houses8441goals, 4019life, believers' experience7125elect, the, 1220God, as shepherd8446hospitality, duty of, December the Thirty-First the Rear-Guard"Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life." He has bound Himself by His own promise to be merciful and forgiving. He took our flesh. To save items to a SermonFolder, please sign in to your account. Joy is setting the soul upon the top of a pinnacle - it is the cream of the sincere milk of the word. It is contrary to sorrow, which is a perturbation Thomas WatsonA Body of Divinity, Out of the Deep of Death. What will that be like? II. Have follow'd me through all my days; Thy strengthening staff, and guiding rod, Upheld my steps, made straight my ways: Lord, till I reach thy holy hill, Goodness and mercy guard me still. But more is promised. Brothers and sisters, nothing can ever separate us from you from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord, (Rom 8:39). Psalm 23:2-3 ESV. II. Though in the VariousThe Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA, The King of Love My Shepherd Is[1242]Dominus Regit Me: John Bacchus Dykes, 1868 Psalm 23 Henry W. Baker, 1868 The King of love my Shepherd is, Whose goodness faileth never; I nothing lack if I am his, And he is mine for ever. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. It is, if I am not mistaken, Scougal the author of that little book The Life of God in the Soul of Man takes a review of life, looks back upon its prominent events, its afflictions and its trials, and upon his inward experience, and ends all by saying, "I am this day such and such an age, and I bless God that ever I was born." Have follow'd me through all my days; Thy strengthening staff, and guiding rod, Upheld my steps, made straight my ways: Lord, till I reach thy holy hill, Goodness and mercy guard me still. Some of us are anxious, fearful and even distressed at what the future might bring. He gave Himself to you, and He calls you to follow Him. The Twenty-Third Psalm is one of the best-loved and most well-known sections in the entire Bible. God is able to meet all our needs. Hope it helps. The "green pastures" may give place to the dark valley. 3. A. 2. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever (Psalm 23:6). If I could only get away from the past! The Lord brings me back. By daily habits of devotion, by the culture of a child-like faith, by holy familiarity with Divine things, I will seem to myself to be constantly engaged in God's service. And it is a psalm in which he sees God in three aspects. goodness. [3] Jerry Bridges, Who Am I? p. 92 [4] Human Nature in its Fourfold State, p. 302 [5] Monthly record of the Free Church of Scotland, 1990 p. 125. Behind me, before me, beside me, beneath me above me. When I cared for the sheep, they lacked nothing, and the Lord is a better shepherd than I was so the same will be true for me. Whatever happens in your work, your family, with your health or with your money, whatever happens in our country, if the Lord is your Shepherd, you will always be able to say, Goodness and mercy all my life shall surely follow me; And in Gods house for evermore my dwelling-place shall be.[7], And so, through all the length of days Thy goodness faileth never Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise Within Thy house forever.[8]. He sees God first as a shepherd; secondly as a guide; and thirdly as a host. Douglas Macmillan quotes a Scottish shepherd who preached on the verse we are looking at today: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. 2. To the venerable lord and most blessed father, Malachy, by the grace of God archbishop of the Irish, legate of the Apostolic See, Brother Bernard called to be abbot of Clairvaux, [desiring] to find grace with the Lord. We thank the Lord for another beautiful Sunday morning that He has given us. The psalm begins, ''The Lord is my shepherd'' (v. 1). Evil will be overthrown. In one John WesleySermons on Several Occasions, Joy'The fruit of the Spirit is joy.' "Goodness and mercy." Psalm 23:1-6 shows us the Lord's provision for his people. Poor man! Spiritual joy is a sweet and delightful passion, arising from the apprehension and feeling of some good, whereby the soul is supported under present troubles, and fenced against future fear. Psalm 23:6. Wealth, in those, All we like sheep have gone astray: we have turned every one to his own way, and the LORD hath laid upon Him the iniquity of us all. Observe the beautifulness and the blessedness of a Christian old age. Day by day you will have to go into the Holy Place to offer the incense. All the days of my life that is, all my life long even to the last. They will run in wide arcs over the hills, chasing the sheep in the direction the shepherd wants them to go. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Sermon Title: "THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD!" Sermon Text: Psalm 23 Introduction: GOOD MORNING TO ALL! In our studies we looked at Christ - the . And the more you love God the more happiness you will have in Him.[6]. Wherever He may guide me, No want shall turn me back; My Shepherd is beside me, And nothing can I lack. 29.) Its sins are ever at my heels. He became the Lamb: The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, (John1:29). These capacities and affections of mine, the stirring of a spiritual life within me, were never made to find their perfection here. Goodness or Goriness, an element of God's nature. Though I walk the downward shade, Deepening through the vale of death, Yet I will not be afraid, But, with my departing breath, I will glory in my God, In my Saviour I will trust, Strengthen'd by His staff and rod, While this body falls to dust. Here we are, anxious about our world, our country, our families, ourselves. Carey: Henry Carey, 1723 Psalm 23 Joseph Addison, 1712 DOXOLOGY The Lord my pasture shall prepare, And feed me with a shepherd's care; His presence shall my wants supply, And guard . Heaven will be a world of fresh discoveries and new delights. iv. To the venerable lord and most blessed father, Malachy, by the grace of God archbishop of the Irish, legate of the Apostolic See, Brother Bernard called to be abbot of Clairvaux, [desiring] to find grace with the Lord. [In this section Jesus proceeds to contrast his own care for humanity with that manifested by the Pharisees, who had just cast out the beggar. It is a delightful passion. If you have the pledge that "goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life," should not those days be spent for the glory of Him whose you are, and whom you serve? But there is good in your life too. His friend was nervous, tense, and he had literally worried himself sick. Cecil Frances Alexander, (1818-95). ", 2. But apart from these considerations, let us come to the revelation of the Bible. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows, (Psalm 23:5). "I will dwell in the house of the Lord." 'The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want. Thou hast guided them in Thy strength unto Thy holy habitation.' THE SHEPHERD AND HIS SHEEP. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. The superscription of Psalm 23 says that it is "A Psalm of David." Many think that David wrote this psalm as a young teenager, when he was a shepherd. He chases after you in mercy. And this is how the Good Shepherd keeps us close to Himself. Goodness to creatures; mercy to sinful creatures. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. In the wilderness unwatered, In the lonely land, This the feast of God made ready By His mighty Hand; Thither came I, spent and weary, Hungry and athirst, From the wastes of thorn and thistle Of the land accursed. We belong to a better time, but still we can feel its grandeur. Wealth, in those John NewtonMessiah Vol. Up to this point, David has been using the image of a shepherd with his sheep to describe his relationship with the Lord. And like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth (Isa 53:7). Doing the Right Thing Psalm 23:1-3NLT The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. Note the number of psalms in Books 1 and 2. cxvi. Surely judgment and condemnation will follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the lost forever. "Who is a God like unto Thee, that pardoneth iniquity," etc. By daily habits of devotion, by the culture of a child-like faith, by holy familiarity with Divine things, I will seem to myself to be constantly engaged in God's service.3. Thomas Boston speaks of how the glorified shall walk eternally, seeing more and more of GodThey may bring their vessels to this ocean every moment, and fill them with new waters.[4], Donald Macleod says of the Garden of Eden, It offered scope for art, science, and technology The same will doubtless be true of the world to come. Who is the Lord? It has been frequently supposed, that the being born of God was all one with the being justified; that the new birth and justification were only different expressions, denoting the same thing: It being certain, on the one hand, that whoever is justified is also born of God; and, on the other, that whoever is born of God is also justified; yea, that both these gifts of God are given to every believer in one and the same moment. In Matthew 6:22 he said, "The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light" (KJV). Theres only one reason: The Good Shepherd came to seek and to save the lost. II. 4-6. Though in the, The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA, [1242]Dominus Regit Me: John Bacchus Dykes, 1868 Psalm 23 Henry W. Baker, 1868 The King of love my Shepherd is, Whose goodness faileth never; I nothing lack if I am his, And he is mine for ever. Thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.--Ps. He who spake thus out of the bush to Moses was the same who in the fullness of time appeared upon the earth in the form of man. There will be changes. Enlarge it towards the west, where the sun of our life is gently dipping towards the grave, in a life of preparedness. This confidence rests in the promise of God, the finished work of the Redeemer and the sealing of the Holy Ghost. Thus, when our Lord says, Behold, I come as a thief (Revelation 16:15) , --common sense will fix the resemblance to a single point, that He will come suddenly, and unexpectedly. David writes in verse 1a, The Lord is my shepherd.. Having trouble logging into your account? 3. A Good Man's Thoughts in His Old Age: Thomas Binney. But St. John says there is no temple in heaven. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. It is the permanence of heaven that is one of its greatest joys in prospect. The Lord is my shepherd -. Thus, when our Lord says, Behold, I come as a thief (Revelation 16:15) , --common sense will fix the resemblance to a single point, that He will come suddenly, and unexpectedly. "As thy days, so shall thy strength be" (Deuteronomy 33:25; Philippians 4:13). Shepherds had to live with the sheep twenty-four hours a day, and the task of caring for them was unending. II. He's the one who has made the way. The Good Shepherd' and his one Flock' - Last Discourse at the Feast of Tabernacles. We are once again in Capernaum. 4. The deliverance has made the singer look forward to the end, and his confidence in the issue is confirmed. An angel is the object of one; man of both. They stay in your memory and you can continue to derive happiness from them. My flesh and my heart faileth, but God is the strength of my heart.--Ps. Observe the beautifulness and the blessedness of a Christian old age. What will the next world be like? And no shepherd would ever be without them. The Lord guards me. I. Enlarge it towards the east, where we look for our Saviour's coming. 3 He restores my soul. And Davids faith is strengthened as he takes in what the Lord does for him. Firm faith. As David thinks about all that he is facing, his mind goes back to the early years of his life when his work had been keeping the sheep. --Psalm xxiii. C omparisons, in the Scripture, are frequently to be understood with great limitation: perhaps, out of many circumstances, only one is justly applicable to the case. In the midst of affliction my table is spread; With blessings unmeasured my cup. Our first aim in this series has been to encourage. It begins with these words, I bind unto myself today, the strong name of the Trinity. As years pass you have a growing pool of blessed memories from which you can draw, and every new joy in your life makes that reservoir deeper. [924] (Epistle 341.) The Philistines hate me. "Shall follow me." The picture of Moses and the children of Israel singing, and Miriam and the women answering: a gush of national pride and of worship! And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint, The closing words which Jesus had spoken to those Pharisees who followed HIm breathe the sadness of expected near judgment, rather than the hopefulness of expostulation. The great God of the universe has stooped to take just such care of you and me. If a family needed a shepherd, it was always the youngest son, like David, who got this unpleasant assignment. W.F. A wildfire sweeping over the mountain consuming everything in its path. He leads me into rest and He leads me into righteousness. 3 He restores my soul. lxiii. [In this section Jesus proceeds to contrast his own care for humanity with that manifested by the Pharisees, who had just cast out the beggar. Old Testament prophecies were full of declarations that false shepherds would arise to J. 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