Re:Verse reading—Psalm 23 (day four)
Sheep depend on their shepherd to provide rest…protection…provision…comfort…direction… goodness…and lovingkindness. Everything that they need is provided by the shepherd. The same is true for us…our Shepherd, Jesus, provides for our every need. Why then, do we seek other sources for our needs? Why do we seek what the world has to offer, when Jesus will abundantly provide? We take elaborate steps to ‘do it our self.’ It is pride! We think we can do it without help from anyone when, in fact, we are completely dependent on others for everything.
When we humble ourselves before God and, in faith, trust in Jesus, we find rich and lasting provision. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…what more could we ask for? Are you looking for guidance, provision, protection, or comfort? Look to the Shepherd!
“Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time.” (1 Peter 5:6)