Jacob Knew the Lord as “My Shepherd”

Genesis 48:11-16 11 Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too.” 12 Then Joseph removed them from Israel’s knees and bowed down with his face to the ground. 13 And Joseph took both of them, Ephraim on his … Keep reading …

Jesus Is All We Need

  Jesus Is Enough Last week we took a look at “I shall not want” from the point of view of provision or being provided for.  This week we will take a look at “I shall not want” from the point of view that Jesus as “My Shepherd” is all … Keep reading …

We Shall Not Want

Welcome back to our study on Psalm 23! Today we’ll be looking at a small but important phrase. The phrase is “I shall not want.” (v. 1b) Our focus this week will be on our needs being met.   I shall not want (NKJV, KJV, NASB, NRSV, ESV, Amplified) I … Keep reading …

The Shepherd As the Door

  When David was a shepherd – a rock enclosure, like the wall above, with only ONE WAY IN, would have been built to keep the sheep safe at night.     Why? Sheep are defenseless animals – they are slow moving, have poor eyesight, do not hear well, and have … Keep reading …

Getting Your Life Unstuck

Has The Last 7 Days Made a Change in Your Life? Decision Time Last week we decided that we wanted to stop spinning our wheels in the “mud of life.” We realized that we needed to change something in our lives, do something differently, so we could get out of … Keep reading …

Stuck in a Rut

Have you ever felt like your life was stuck in a rut? Spinning Tires You know what I mean like those trucks, who for fun get stuck in the mud, and then spin their wheels trying to get out. Same Old Comfortable Routine We find ourselves going through the motions … Keep reading …