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Sheep Faith (1 of 6)
Series: Sheep Faith
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
The scripture portrays and pictures the relationship of Saints and Savior in various images. In Jeremiah God used the life and work of a potter molding the clay to teach Jeremiah the principle of being in the hands of God. The principle was for him to convey to Israel that God could mold and shape Israel to be what He wanted them to be. In Ephesians Paul used the idea that believers were a building constructed by little stones (bricks) tightly joined together of course by the mortar of the Spirit. Yet, the stones are aligned with the Chief Cornerstone (Christ). Jesus borrowed from the world of gardening a beautiful illustration of a vine, a branch, and a vine dresser. These concepts are images that paint a portrait of the relationship of believers in the faith and in the hand of God.
Psalm 23 is a well known passage that David used to express his personal relationship with God and perhaps his actual experiences as a shepherd with sheep. David paints for us on the canvas of faith a picture that should cause each of us to pause and think. We should freeze the frame of this shepherd and sheep relationship and begin to examine our faith as God’s sheep. What does it really mean to have ''Sheep Faith''? Perhaps the 23rd Psalm contains a deeper principle than what is on the surface of the page. Let’s peel back the layers of this familiar Psalm for a few weeks, and let’s see if we can not be examined and excited about being God’s sheep.
First, Sheep Faith Gives Reverence to the Shepherd! (The Lord!!)
This word Lord is the word we see in Exodus 3 when the Divine says to Moses, ''I am the I am.'' That is Lord! Lord was the self-revelation of the Divine to Moses, God’s chosen vessel. The Lord deserves reverence, and that is exactly what Moses did, he gave him reverence because He is Lord. The bible says that the beginning of wisdom is the fear (reveren ...
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