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HE AND ME (3 of 6)
Psalm 23 has well been called the pearl of all of the
psalms. I have encouraged you to move into the year
2002 by memorizing the 23rd Psalm. Let me tell you how
to go about it. If you will just take each one of
these verses and write them on a 3 x 5 card and take
them with you. In the car or wherever you may be have
those verses. Take one verse at a time. Start off with
the first verse. Just go over it and over it and over
it until you can say, "The Lord is my shepherd, I
shall not want." When you have memorized that one,
get the second card with the second verse on it and go
over and over and over it until you have it memorized
and then add it to the first verse. If you will do
that a week at a time, taking one verse a week, in six
weeks you will have committed to memory the entire 23rd
Psalm. I do not know of a better way to begin a new
year. I do not know of a better way to live a life
than to claim the promises of the 23rd Psalm.
In Psalm 23:1 it says, "The Lord is my shepherd."
Talking about our personal relationship to the
shepherd. "I shall not want." One has translated it,
"I don't need a thing." In the Shepherd we have the
opportunity for all of our needs to be met.
Of course, we know that Jesus Christ is our Great
Shepherd, our Good Shepherd. In Colossians 3:11 it
says, "Christ is our all and in all." That is, in
Christ all of our needs can be met. In Romans 8:32 the
Bible says, "He who spared not His own son, but freely
offered him up for us all, how shall he not in him
freely give us all things." When God gives us the
gift of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, in Jesus
Christ we have all things. "I shall not want."
I heard about a girl who was engaged to a boy in the
service. The boy was drastically wounded and when he
returned he had no arms. I remember the girl said to
the boy, "Oh, Tom, I will be your arms for ...
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