Me, Myself, And God (4 Of 5) by James Merritt

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"ME, MYSELF AND GOD"
DR. JAMES MERRITT
PSALM 23:5
10-8-00

INTRODUCTION

1. WE HAVE BEEN STUDYING THE 23RD PSALM TOGETHER AND THERE HAVE
REALLY BEEN ONLY TWO CHARACTERS IN THE PSALM—THE SHEPHERD AND THE
SHEEP. BUT NOW A THIRD PARTY HAS BEEN ADDED—ENEMIES. DO YOU
EVER FEEL SURROUNDED BY ENEMIES? DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU ARE
ALL ALONE; THAT ALL THE WORLD IS AGAINST YOU AND YOU CAN'T COUNT
ON ANYBODY? DO YOU EVER FEEL JUST TOTALLY ALONE AND THAT NOBODY
CARES ANYTHING ABOUT YOU?

2. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THE OLD STORY ABOUT TONTO AND THE LONE
RANGER WHO WERE RIDING OUT IN THE DESERT, AND THEY CAME OVER A
HILL AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY WERE SURROUNDED BY 2,000 INDIANS.
THE LONE RANGER LOOKED AT TONTO AND SAID, "WHAT ARE WE GOING TO
DO, TONTO?" TO WHICH TONTO REPLIED, "WHAT DO YOU MEAN, WE,
PALE FACE?"

3. DO YOU EVER FEEL A SENSE OF EMPTINESS? I BELIEVE EMPTINESS
REVERBERATES THROUGH OUR SECULAR CULTURE LIKE A WHIRLWIND. BORIS
BECKER, THE FAMOUS TENNIS PLAYER, CAME CLOSE TO TAKING HIS OWN
LIFE BECAUSE HE WAS OVERWHELMED BY A SENSE OF EMPTINESS,
HOPELESSNESS, AND LONELINESS. HERE'S WHAT HE SAID:

I HAD WON WIMBLEDON TWICE BEFORE, ONCE AS THE YOUNGEST
PLAYER. I WAS RICH. I HAD ALL THE MATERIAL POSSESSIONS I
NEEDED: MONEY, CARS, WOMEN, EVERY-THING. . ..I KNOW THAT THIS IS A
CLICHÉ. IT'S THE OLD SONG OF THE MOVIE AND POP STARS WHO COMMIT
SUICIDE. THEY HAVE EVERYTHING AND YET THEY ARE SO UNHAPPY. . ..I
HAD NO INNER PEACE. I WAS A PUPPET ON A STRING.

4. AS DAVID WROTE THIS PART OF THE PSALM, IT'S AS IF HE'S
SAYING, "IT'S JUST ME, MYSELF AND GOD." HE SAW NO FRIENDS.
ALL HE SAW WERE HIS ENEMIES. I DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED DAVID TO
WRITE THIS PART OF THE SONG, BUT I DO KNOW THAT THE LORD SHARED
WITH HIM THROUGH THIS PART OF THE SONG, THREE WONDERFUL TRUTHS
THAT CAN GIVE ALL OF GOD'S SHEEP GREAT JOY CONCERNING THEIR
SHEPHERD.

I. GOD GIVES US ALL THAT WE NEED

1. "YOU PREPARE A T ...


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