by Ernest Easley

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The Secret to Security and Satisfaction (3 of 5)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Psalm 23:1-6
May 8, 2005

Everybody wants to know a secret! And yes .. it is easier to know a secret than to keep secret. Somebody once said that three people can keep a secret if two of them are dead.

Now tonight .. from the 23rd Psalm .. what we find here was never meant to be a secret. But by the way a lot of people live .. you would think it was a secret. I'm talking about the Secret to Security and Satisfaction.

The Secure life and the Satisfied life can be Your life! God wants you to have security and satisfaction. Not only in the here-after ... but in the here-and-now.

A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize the 23rd Psalm. She gave them a month to learn it. Well .. little Bobby was excited about it .. but he just couldn't remember it. After a lot of practice .. he cold barely get past the first line.

Well .. on the day that the children were scheduled to recite the 23rd Psalm in front of the church .. Bobby was so nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said confidently, "The Lord is my Shepherd and that's all I need to know."

And do you know what? Little Bobby was correct! When the Lord is your shepherd .. that's all you really need to know! For once the Lord becomes your shepherd ... it's then you have security and satisfaction.

In verse 1 David says, "The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want .." I want to say, "Shepherd David .. what do you mean when you say, "The LORD is your shepherd, you shall not want?" And I hear David say, "Pastor Ernest .. here's what I mean when I say, "The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want" .. "I mean ...

(1) I Shall not Want for Rest .. for.
.. "He makes me lie down in green pastures." Because the LORD is my shepherd .. I am free from fear .. free from friction .. free from famine!

(2) I Shall not Want for Restoration .. for
.. "He restores m ...

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