J. Gordon Duncan

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The Lord is My Sheep Herder

Animated_jesus_shepherd_sheep_hg_blk_000The 23rd Psalm is one of the most familiar sections in all of scripture.  Even people who are antagonistic towards God, Christianity, Judaism, or any other strata of religion associated with the Psalm find in it a wonderful, peaceful promise:  the Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.

These days so many people twist and turn that promise into some odd statement from God about Bentley’s and never needing to go to the doctor.  But as far as I can see, sheep still lived a pretty sheep like life (only with no worries).  That really is the crux of the promise:  those that are weak and need guidance, sustenance, and care from someone who has their best interest at heart are blessed to be cared for by just such a person.

The children of God have a heavenly Father who is their shepherd.  He guides them to restful places while protecting them from dangers that they can’t even imagine.  The sheep more times than not are not even aware of the protection of the shepherd as he guides them away from danger and towards the meeting of their needs.

In the midst of our days, these are truths that are intended to comfort and even inspire.  We should know that God the Father is looking out with care for His children.  In addition, the children of God can also live taking great risks of faith and obedience because of their Father’s guidance.

We are going to take a break from the book of Romans this week at Sovereign King and pursue these great thoughts.  If you would like to join us, we meet at 10:30am each Sunday, and you can find directions to our space at http://www.sovereignkingpca.net/1.2.html.

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September 25, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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