Monday, May 2, 2011

Psalm 23, Verse 2

Psalm 23:2  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 

After verse 1 states that we are guided and our needs are met, verse 2 talks about that covering.  We're brought to a place where there's comfort and rest (the green pastures).  And what do sheep eat?  Grass. So, the green pasture is a place of comfort and rest, but also is our source of food.  That sounds exactly like Jeremiah 15:16 tells us, "Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts."  The Word of God bringing rest, comfort and nourishment.

Then there's the second part of the verse, "he leadeth me beside still waters."  The Shepherd brings the sheep to a place of peace and calm. And sustenance!  Not in the sense of nutrition.  Man can last almost six weeks, in the right circumstances, without food.  But he requires one to two liters of water a day and can only last a week without water!

So, our Lord gives us comfort, rest, peace, calm and all we need to survive, both spiritually and physically.  And all we have to do is follow The Shepherd.

Don't forget to pray for Libby.

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