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How to Make the Rest of Your Days the Best of Your Days (5 of 5)
Series: Psalm 23: Satisfaction Guaranteed
Dr. Jeffery B. Ginn
February 16, 2003
a. The scene is a blazing campfire. A group of guys is huddled about the fire eating steak, telling stories. One of them lifts a can of beer and says, "It just doesn't get any better than this." And he's right. It doesn't get any better. It gets worse.
b. Satan tempts us with something attractive but doesn't show where the addiction leads. That young man drinking with his buddies becomes addicted. He looses his wife and family, he goes nowhere in his career. He becomes a bum. No, it doesn't get any better--it gets worse. The adulterer goes through a string of relationship, grows bitter and ends life alone. The gambler wins a small amount. Then reinvests his winnings only to lose them. Then bets other assets. Steals to support his habit. Loses house and home.
c. If you step on the road to disobedience and experience a passing pleasure, just remember, it doesn't get any better than this!
d. But the Christian can say, "It only gets better than this."
e. Christ saves the best for last. Story of the wedding feast. John 2:9-10, "And the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now."
f. Today we come to the concluding message of this series on the 23rd Psalm. I have been blessed to renew acquaintance with this old friend.
g. What I hope we've learned is that, when the Lord is your Shepherd, you will not want. You will be satisfied. That satisfaction will grow and the rest of your days will be the best of your days.
h. Read and then quote the Psalm.
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