Our Comfort From God
Delivered By
Pastor John Robinson
Delivered On
April 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Central Passage
Psalm 23:2
Subject
Six Cs For Our Life
Description

Psalm 23:2 "He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters."

This is a picture of complete peacefulness and rest. God’s people, like sheep, do not have enough sense to go to the “pastures” for food or find the “still waters”. So the Good Shepherd leads His beloved ones to a place of sustenance and rest (65:11-13; Ezek. 34:14; Rev. 7:17).

The good Shepherd knows the needs of His sheep, and He leads them to the food (green pastures), where they can find this food. For the believer, this food is the Word of God. We are told to eat of this Word.

Luke 4:4 "And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God."

Jeremiah 15:16 "Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts."

We know then, we are to eat the Word. Now let's look at this still water. Let us look at this water in the next few Scriptures. Notice one statement above about the water, before we begin. This water is not forced upon the sheep. They are led to the water, and they may or not partake of that water. It is available, but they must drink.

John 4:14 "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."

This water of the Good Shepherd seems to have life everlasting in it. John 7:38 "He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water."

This living water then is the Spirit. It is available to all believers. Notice now, that the Great Shepherd has provided the Word to eat and the Spirit to drink in. It is the sheep's option whether to take it or not.

1 Corinthians 12:13 "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit."