Do you know the twenty-third Psalm by heart? It is worth memorizing and thinking about.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
The Lord is our everything--all we need, always, for every situation. Paul says it in First Corinthians 1:30, But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. God is the source of all things. Everything comes from Him. He is the Saviour of all men (especially of those who believe. 1 Timothy 4:10). And the Lord is our sufficiency. He is able for all our needs, all our lives.
Long ago, in the days of horses and wagons and dirt roads, the wagon wheels would leave ruts in the mud on a rainy day. When I was little there used to be trolley cars that ran on tracks in the street. The tracks went down into the ground instead of up like train tracks.
When God says He leads me in paths of righteousness,
the word path is the word rut, like
the wagon ruts or the trolley tracts. God has a way for us to go, and it is the way of
rightness. Not only does He save
us and forgive our sins and give us His righteous life when we trust in Him, but He also
leads us. He goes before us showing us how to live to please Him if we listen to obey His
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