DECEMBER 3, 2021
Recommended Reading: Psalm 23Psalm 23:1-6 (nkjv)
THE LORD THE SHEPHERD OF HIS PEOPLE
A Psalm of David.
23 The Lord is my shepherd;I shall not want.2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside the still waters.3 He restores my soul;He leads me in the paths of righteousnessFor His name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil;For You are with me;Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;You anoint my head with oil;My cup runs over.Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.Continue »
What’s your heaviest burden today? Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved (Psalm 55:22).
Did a problem keep you awake last night? I cried to the Lord with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me (Psalm 3:4-5).
Is a fear nagging at your mind? Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), in God I have put my trust; I will not fear (Psalm 56:3-4).
Are you battling weakness in spirit? You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 2:1).
What a blessed thought! We can trust God and cast all our cares on to Him! We can pray at night, for He hears us in the darkness. We can trust Him when fearful, for He resides above all circumstances. And when we’re weak, He provides daily strength for our daily needs. Today, rely on Him—and relax in Him.
Blessed are those who realize the uncertainties of this life are a reminder to prepare for the certainties to come.
Erwin W. Lutzer
Read-Thru-the-Bible: 2 Corinthians 1 – 4