Psalm 23

Pastor Brady Boyd is exegetically preaching through Psalm 23. This morning, I was in both services. Plus, I'm on a creative team that comes up with ideas for sermon content. So, I've really meditated on Psalm 23 with him this week. Here are some great points.

1. The Shepherd's ability to lead us is stronger than the enemy's ability to deceive us. The devil looks pretty small when compared to the magnitude of Jesus
2. Psalm 23:3b reads, He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. It's easy for us to focus on the path instead of the Shepherd. When our eyes are on the Shepherd, we don't have to spend our time worrying about the path.
3. The Shepherd doesn't change even when the pastures change. Outward circumstance changes, but God does not. Even when we go through seasons that are far different than expected, our Shepherd's voice remains the same.
4. The Shepherd is often leading each of us to a new place. Sheep will destroy the land if they stay in the same spot. Like a Shepherd leads sheep to new pastures, God leads us to new places. It's tempting to stay where things are easy, but that's not usually God's way.
Most Christians have Psalm 23 nearly memorized. Sometimes, familiarity becomes the biggest hindrance to connecting with the Scriptures. Psalm 23 is a good text to dust off and meditate on a bit.