PSALM 23

This entry is part 21 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 23 – PART 1

MAINTAINING HAPPINESS: 
Being blessed by personal involvement of God


Recognizing the unfailing faithfulness of our God !

 

1. THE PERSONAL POSITION OF GOD.

2. FINDING OUT WHAT HE DOES. DID NOT COME EASILY.
A. HE SATISFIES ALL PARTS OF MY LIFE. V.1. PHIL 4:19.
B. HE PROVIDES GREAT TIMES OF EASY BLESSINGS. V.2.
USING PEOPLE ? I PET. 4:10, WHERE ? EPH. 1:3.
*HOW DOES HE “MAKE” US LIE DOWN ? TROUBLES ?
C. HE “LEADETH” US TO ADDITIONAL PLACES OF BLESSING.
*WHAT IS REQUIRED OF US IN THIS CASE ? GEN. 24:27,
IS. 48:17, MARK 9:2—FOR DEEPER REVELATION.
D. HE “RESTORETH” MY SOUL. CONDITION OF A SINNING SOUL=
REMOVED FROM FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD.

Restoreth=Heb.= bwv shuwb, shoob=“to return (to God)”

TODAY, HOW DOES GOD RESTORE ? JOHN 14:26, 2 TIM. 2:25.
LAST DAYS RESTORATION OF ISRAEL. MARK 9:12
(1. STEPS TO RESTORATION:
—GOD CREATES IT FOR THE PERSON. JAMES 1:17
—THE PERSON RECOGNIZES IT IS AVAILABLE. MATT. 4:17.
—THE PERSON RECOGNIZES THE NEED FOR IT. LUKE 11:32
—THE PERSON ASKS FORGIVENESS FROM GOD. LUKE 11:4
NOT AS JUDAS. MATT. 27:3
(ACTING ON THE REPENTANCE GOD GAVE).
—GOD RECEIVES THE SINNER’S REPENTANCE. I JOHN 1:9
(2. WHICH STAGE WAS DAVID AT IN PSALM 51:12 ?
E. HE LEADETH ME IN PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
—GOD GAVE POWER TO CHOICE TO MEN.
JUDGES 5:8, ACTS 15:40.
—IF WE WATCH & LISTEN, GOD LEADS. GEN 24:27, 48.
—SOME CHOICES ARE MORE DIFFICULT AND LESS EASY TO
SEE THE BIBLICAL ANSWERS THAN OTHER. PHIL. 1:22-24.

3. WHY MUST WE FOLLOW THE LORD’S LEADING ?V. 3
***FOR HIS NAME’S SAKE—TO GLORIFY HIM, WE MUST FOLLOW.
A. IT PLEASES HIM. REV. 4:11.
B. IT BRINGS US INTO A RIGHTEOUS WALK. HEB. 12:10.
C. THAT PEOPLE MIGHT SEE OUR GOOD WORKS. MATT. 5:16
D. TO KNOW THE RIGHT TEACHING. JOHN 7:17.


 

PSALM CHAPTER 23 – PART 2

1. THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH. V.4.
A. NOT FEARING THE END—PAUL’S FAITH. ROM. 8:38-39.
B. SOME COMPLAIN THAT THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH IT WHEN
THEY HAVEN’T. JOB. 38:17.
C. THE FEAR OF IT CAN SOMETIMES BE A GREAT MOTIVATOR
FOR GOOD. PS. 107:10-13.
—PEOPLE OFTEN CONSIDER THEIR SINS UNDER THIS FEAR.
I COR. 15:56.
D. FEAR OF IT CAN SOMETIMES MAKE PEOPLE CHOOSE THE
WRONG PATH. HEB. 2:14-15
E. THE VICTORY OVER IT IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
NEVER TASTE IT. JOHN 8:52
NEVER EXPERIENCE IT. JOHN 11:26.

2. THE PRESENCE OF ENEMIES. V.5. (God’s enemies are our enemies)
A. THE HUMAN KIND. PS. 56:4, PS. 118:6, HEB. 13:6, DEUT. 3:22.
—DOESN’T MATTER WHO COMES AGAINST US. ROM. 8:31.
—FEARING WHAT MAN CAN DO IS MORE THAN FEARING
DEATH— IT INCLUDES REPUTATION, ACCEPTANCE,
“SECURITY,“ ETC. MATT. 21:26,
—FEAR OF FACING UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES. MATT. 1:20,
LUKE 8:50.
B. THE SPIRIT KIND. 2 TIM. 1:7.
—DOESN‘T MATTER WHAT POWER THEY CLAIM. I JOHN 4:4.
C. OF FEAR ITSELF. PROVERBS 3:21-26, ROMANS 14:23.

3. FAITH FOR HIS LIFE. V.6
A. FEARING GOD. MATT. 10:28.

4. THE REFRESHING OF THE LORD. V.5 (anointest my head).
A. BY ANGELS. I KINGS 19:5,6, MATT. 4:11.
B. BY THE SPIRIT’S MINISTRY BY THE WORD. IS. 28:12, ACTS 3:19.
C. BY GODLY MUSIC. I SAM. 16:23.
D. BY THE BRETHREN. I COR. 16:18, 2 COR. 7:13, 2 TIM. 1:16.
E. BY OBEDIENCE. MARK 6:31.
F. BY KNOWLEDGE OF PURPOSE. I SAM. 16:12, I KINGS 19:16.
—HELPS US TO SEE MORE CLEARLY. REV. 3:18.

5. DAVID’S STATEMENT OF FAITH. V.6
A. IT IS STATED, NOT HIDDEN AWAY. PS. 35:18, PS. 40:10
B. CONFIDENT THAT GOD WILL GIVE GOODNESS.
Can be enlightenment, revelation, joy, spiritual blessings, etc.
I CHRON. 17:16-19. Same word as in EX. 33:19.
C. CONFIDENT THAT GOD WILL GIVE MERCY. PS. 13:5, PS. 59:16,
Must be received in an acceptable time. Ps. 69:13, 2 COR. 6:2.
D. CONFIDENT THAT GOD WILL GIVE THEM ALL THE DAYS OF
HIS LIFE. PS. 102:27, HEB. 13:8.
E. ASSURED OF DAVID’S LOCATION AND POSITION WITH GOD.
I JOHN 2:3, I JOHN 3:24.
F. THE SHEEP IN THE HOUSE.
—THE BASIS—2 SAMUEL 12:1-5
—WHAT KIND OF SHEEP STAYS IN THE HOUSE ?

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