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SIH’s Think On These Things: Psa 23:6b

SIH TOTT ICON(Psa 23:6b) and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

What a wonderful eternity God’s people have awaiting them!  There are so many reasons why eternity will be such a blessing… no sickness, no death, seeing saved family and friends, no sin… the list goes on and on.  But what is the greatest blessing that eternity holds for us?  Being eternally in the presence of our Lord and Savior!

As we enter the weekend, let’s have our minds tuned into the indescribable eternity we have awaiting us in the presence of our Lord!

May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.

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SIH’s Think On These Things: Psa 23:6a

SIH TOTT ICON(Psa 23:6) Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:…

The Psalmist proclaims the truth of eternal security found in the Lord.  The Psalmist knew that he was forgiven of his sins and favored by His Lord.  He says that “Surely (Truly) goodness and mercy shall follow me…”

He did not say “I hope goodness and mercy will follow me…”  Nor did he say, “If I continue to be good enough my Lord’s goodness and mercy shall follow me…”  The Psalmist understood that being redeemed by His Lord meant that he was secure in the Lord.  His redemptive work secures present and future blessings.  His people can look ahead for the day knowing that: He will be with us, He will show us His grace (goodness) and His mercy… We are secure in Him!

May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.

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SIH’s Think On These Things: Psa 23:5c

SIH TOTT ICON(Psa 23:5)  my cup runneth over…

Oh how good our Lord is to us!  The Psalmist is reminding each of us that, if we have trusted in Christ, our cup is running over with His blessings.  No matter what trials we may be facing in life remember… we have been forgiven and no longer face sins’ punishment; we are no longer the servants of sin; and, someday, we will spend eternity in the presence of the Almighty Lord of the Universe!

Oh, how blessed we are!

May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.

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SIH’s Think On These Things: Psa 23:5b

SIH TOTT ICON(Psa 23:6)  thou anointest my head with oil…

In the Bible, the Lord anoints people when they are called to do a specific work for Him.  Kings, Priests, Prophets, and others, were anointed to announce that they were given a specific task from the Lord. The anointing publically signified that the Lord, in the person of the Spirit, sanctioned them, and would enable them, for that ministry.

Today let us begin our day remembering that, if we are recipients of His gracious forgiveness, we have been called to be witnesses for Him.  He has given us His authority and enabling power to live our lives for Him….

As members of His local churches, we have been given the authority to evangelize, baptize and indoctrinate those around us… let’s take our church membership seriously, and work together to fulfill the commission He has given to us.

May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.

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SIH’s Think On These Things: Psa 23:5a

SIH TOTT ICON(Psa 23:5a) Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

Here, the Psalmist is saying that he was able to partake of a spiritual banquet from his God even when his enemies were present in the same room!  So too, we can be assured that no one can stop the Lord’s blessings that He chooses to send our way.

How marvelous it is to know that our Lord can bless us and NO ONE can stop His will from being done … not even Satan himself.

May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.

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SIH’s Think On These Things: Psa 23:4b

SIH TOTT ICON(Psa 23:4b)  thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Shepherds used their rod to fight off any threatening animals that were trying to harm members of their flock.  They used the staff to aid them in walking and to lift trapped or crippled animals from otherwise inaccessible areas.  What a wonderful picture of our Lord’s care of His people!

The Lord’s protection of us, and His help in our daily walk, is a source of great comfort for those of us who are dedicated to His service. Let’s thank Him today for His never-ending attention and gracious intervention in our lives.

May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.

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SIH’s Think On These Things: Psa 23:4a

SIH TOTT ICON(Psa 23:4a) – Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me…

For Christians, death is only a shadow.  It may look dark, scary and mysterious, but death doesn’t hurt the Christian… it is the gateway that leads them to the presence of the Lord.  When faced with death, Christians can walk calmly knowing the Lord is with them every step of the way.

Let’s thank our Lord for the peace we have; although we do not know what tomorrow may hold, we know who holds tomorrow…. And He will be with us every step of the way.

May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.

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SIH’s Think On These Things: Psa 23:3b

SIH TOTT ICON(Psa 23:3b) … he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Our Lord, as our Shepherd, directs us to please our God with our lives.  It is through the Spirit’s application of the Word that we find direction for our day to day living.  Why does God do this for us?  It is for “His name’s sake”.  In other words, it is to glorify and bring praise to Himself.

Do you want to honor the Lord for all He has done for you?  Then simply read His Word and follow the Spirit’s leadership.  You will be glorifying and honoring Him in the eyes of all who come in contact with you.

May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.

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SIH’s Think On These Things: Psa 23:3a

SIH TOTT ICON(Psa 23:3)     He restoreth my soul…

Our Lord is a constant source of spiritual strength and vitality for His people.  Dear Christian, do you feel tired in your service to Him?  Are you “weary in well-doing”?  Patiently wait upon His renewal and His comfort in your life. He has not left you alone, nor has He ignored your faithful service to Him…

Isa 40:31 (KJV) – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.

May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.

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SIH’s Think On These Things: Psa 23:2

SIH TOTT ICON(Psa 23:2) – He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

For the Christian, two of the most overlooked gifts of grace are peace and rest.  Through the work of Christ on the cross, we can rest knowing we are at peace with Him and are being held secure by Him.

In Psa 23:2, the Psalmist centered on these two gifts.  To be “led beside still waters” speaks of the peace that we are given when we follow His path to salvation and Godly service. To be “made to lie down in green pastures”, speaks of the rest we can enjoy knowing we are at peace with Him.

Do you know that your sins have been forgiven and you are in a right standing with God?  This is the first step to being able to rest and be eternally protected in Him.

May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.

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SIH’s Think On These Things: Psa 23:1

SIH TOTT ICON(Psa 23:1) A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

A shepherd’s care of his sheep includes feeding, protecting and leading them.  When we understand that our Creator, the All-knowing Lord, is feeding us; and the All-powerful, Sovereign Lord is protecting us; and the Sinless, Loving Lord is leading us… what more could we want?

May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.

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