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Fresh Oil

‘…You anoint my head with oil…’ Psalm 23:5 NKJV The shepherd anoints his sheep with oil for two purposes. First, to repel insects. If allowed to deposit their eggs into the soft membrane of a sheep’s nose they can drive the sheep insane; the ewes stop giving milk and the lambs stop growing. So the …Read More

Victory Over the Enemy

‘You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies…’ Psalm 23:5 NKJV To protect his sheep the shepherd must constantly be on the lookout for a small, brown snake called the adder that can pop up out of its hole, bite the sheep and kill them. And that’s what the Lord has …Read More

Facing Death with Confidence

‘Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me…’ Psalm 23:4 NKJV One day Jesus will come and take each of us to His house. ‘How do we get there?’ you ask. ‘Through the valley of the shadow of death.’ This verse is …Read More

It’s All About Him!

‘…for His name’s sake.’ Psalm 23:3 NKJV Have you ever asked, ‘How could God use someone like me?’ The Psalmist answers, ‘For His name’s sake’! Only one name counts–and it’s not yours! With the same intensity that God hates pride, He loves humility. His Word says, ‘…God opposes the proud but gives grace to the …Read More

Made Righteous Through Christ

‘…He leads me in the paths of righteousness…’ Psalm 23:3 NKJV How could a God who is perfect live side by side in Heaven with people like us who aren’t? That’s like asking if a top university would admit someone with only a kindergarten education. Then what are we to do? Find a worthy substitute, …Read More

Have You Lost Your Peace of Mind?

‘He restores my soul…’ Psalm 23:3 NIV When life overwhelms us we usually look for one of two things. We may look for somebody with all the answers. The trouble is, when you look to someone for that which only God can provide, you set that person up to fail and yourself up to be …Read More

God Will ‘Be There’ for You

‘…He leads me beside quiet waters.’ Psalm 23:2 NIV Philip Yancey says, ‘Faith means believing in advance, what will only make sense in reverse.’ If you fear the future, look back and see how God took care of you in the past. ‘This I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the …Read More

You’ll Accomplish More by Learning to Do Less

‘He makes me lie down in green pastures…’ Psalm 23:2 NIV Are you like the man who said, ‘The devil never takes a vacation, so why should I?’ Since when did the devil become your role model? The words ‘He makes me lie down in green pastures’ teach us that only the shepherd can choose …Read More

What You Really Want–Is the Lord!

‘…I shall not want.’ Psalm 23:1 KJV Do you remember when all the stuff you now have was stuff you only dreamed of? Now you realise that lasting joy doesn’t come from what you drive, deposit or dwell in. The words ‘The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want’ teach us that what we …Read More

Your Shepherd and Lord

‘The Lord is my shepherd…’ Psalm 23:1 KJV Abraham Lincoln wrote, ‘I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.’ All of us feel that way at times. That’s because we …Read More

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