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How To Face The Days Ahead (Psalm 23)
I. BE AMAZED BY "THE LORD'S" PERSON!
A) He is the Uncaused God
B) He is the Unchanging God
II. BE ALERT TO "THE LORD'S" PRESENCE!
A) He Watches Over Us
B) He Walks With Us
III. BE ASSURED OF "THE LORD'S" PROVISION!
A) The Sufficiency of God
B) The Satisfaction of the Saint
1) Have you ever began reading a book and shortly
thereafter jumped to the last chapter to find out how
it ended? I have always loved to read mystery stories.
There is nothing more relaxing than to stretch out in
a recliner with an Agatha Christie mystery story and
read about someone getting shot, poisoned, or find a
body floating in the Thames River. There have been
many a time when I joined the great Hercule Poirot in
quest of the guilty and about halfway through, I was
tempted to take a peek at the last chapter to see if I
my "gray cells" had allowed me to get the jump on the
great Belgian detective.
2) For a moment, think with me of Psalm 23 as a book
of six chapters (each verse as a chapter) and let's
jump to the last chapter. Let's think of Psalm 23 as a
book that describes the journey we are on and when we
take a peek at the last chapter we see that when this
journey is over we will "dwell in the house of the
Lord forever." A subtitle of the book could be, "From
Earth to Glory," for we as believers have the
assurance that when this life is over and our journey
is complete, we have a heavenly home awaiting us.
3) I think of the story of the lady who found out she
had cancer and that she only had about three months to
live. She called her pastor and had him come to her
house so she could talk to him about here funeral. She
told him what songs she wanted sung, the scripture she
wanted him to use, and then said, "Pastor, I have one
final request. You may think it strange but I want to
be buried with my Bible in one ha ...
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