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Hallelujah! What a Shepherd (10 of 10)
Series: Psalm 23: How To Face The Days That Are Ahead
I. A LOOK AT THE DAYS BEHIND US FILLS US WITH ADORATION A) The Lord's Control Of All Things B) The Lord's Compassion At All Times II. A LOOK AT THE DAYS BEFORE US FILLS US WITH APPRECIATION A) Consistently Follow Us B) Persistently Follow Us III. A LOOK AT THE DAYS BEYOND US FILLS US WITH ANTICIPATION A) A Future Home B) A Final Home
Two men were traveling together on an airplane. One was taking a nap and the other was busy working on a crossword puzzle. He nudged his napping friend and asked, ''What is a word with three letters, with the letter O in the middle, meaning, man's best friend?'' His friend mumbled, ''Dog.'' But ''dog'' didn't fit. He worked at the puzzle a little longer and then said, ''The last letter is D.'' Even with the two letters OD in a three letter word describing man's best friend, they never did think of the first letter as being G.
For several weeks our quest has been to find out how we can face all the days of our life. The Twenty- third Psalm has been our source for finding the answer. As we come to the final words and verse of the Psalm, we end up where we started; with the Lord. From his opening words to his closing thoughts, David has shared his secret to facing all the days of his life. He has given us more than a manual of ''How To's'' and more than a list of ''Do's and Don't's.'' His philosophy has not been, ''grin and bear it'' or ''just tie a knot in the rope and hang on.'' He has given us a several secrets to facing all the days of our life, and they all find their source in a three letter word that means, man's best friend. You spell that word G-O-D!
When we think about the days of our life and the many paths and routes that life takes us, it makes us eternally grateful that we can say, ''The Lord is my Shepherd.'' As for me, I am thankful that I have not had to face life without the ...
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