Psalm 23:1b says, “I shall not want.” What does it mean to “not want”? Does it mean I will always have everything I want? In this sermon we examine this promise in light of God faithfulness to us His children. The key to having the joy, peace, rest of soul … that we all long for is found in knowing that our loving, faithful Shepherd promises us that we will always have everything we truly need to enjoy Him. What ever I have today, if Jesus is my Shepherd, I have everything I need to live with joy and glorify and enjoy Him!
Listen in as we begin our new our new series in Psalm 23. We start with the first part of verse one and, after a brief introduction to the psalm, we focus on two words – LORD and shepherd. Our shepherd, the One who is always with us in the mess of this life, the One who leads, feeds, protects, preserves … us, is Jesus Christ. He is LORD and he is our shepherd. Knowing your shepherd will change your experience of everyday life!
Come here weary ones, restless ones, heavy-laden ones, sit down in this cool and calm resort, while the music of its rhythm charms away the thoughts that break your peace. How safe and blessed are you to whom the LORD is Shepherd! – F.B. Meyer
In this sermon we see both Peter’s failure and God’s great grace for us in our own failure.
Read the passage here: John 18:15-26