The Best Is Yet To Come
(Psalm 23) is one of the greatest chapters in the entire Bible. It is perhaps the most familiar chapter in the entire Bible among the people of God. Many Christians have committed to memory this one chapter. This Psalm can fill multitudes of Sermons. It is a Psalm that cannot be exhausted. It is a Psalm that will give you what you need and encourage you in a difficult situation. Each verse of this chapter seems to practically minister to every need in life. [Psalm 23] ministers to our deepest spiritual longings that we have.
Many of us have stood by the bedside of a person who was going through a time of bereavement; a time of tragic sickness and have quoted [Psalm 23] and have visibly seen the comfort and the encouragement of God come into the life of that believer as they hear these wonderful words.
Many of you have followed Christians to the graveside, and there you have seen loved ones buried and there you heard [Psalm 23] read. As they heard these sweet words coming from this one chapter, you saw the strength of God begin to sustain that family in that particular period of time. This is a Psalm for people who are experiencing a major upheaval in their life.
I am glad that God has a Word for us when we are facing troubles, trials, testing, tribulations, temptations and many other things in life. God sees to it that we have Words of encouragement to help us face every day that we live. [This Psalm is a great comfort to us.]
The key thought in this chapter is this: Because the Lord is my Shepherd - I shall not want for anything; I shall not lack anything. We should not worry or fear what may come our way. As long as we have Jesus, we have all we need in life; and will lack nothing in our life.
(Someone wrote concerning Psalm 23)
1)- I shall not lack (rest) or (provision) - Why? "He maketh me to lie down in green pastures"
2)- I shall not lack (peace) - Why? "He leadeth ...
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