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6. The Sustenance of His Residence: "in green pastures"

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Verse 2b:  Psalm 23March 6

“Do more beloved words exist?” asked Max Lucado. “Framed and hung in hospital halls, scratched on prison walls, quoted by the young, and whispered by the dying. In these lines sailors have found a harbor, the frightened have found a father, and strugglers have found a friend. Can you find ears on which these words have never fallen?”




A shepherd has a destination in mind as he takes out his flock. So does the Good Shepherd for me. The word “pastures” can also be translated as places of habitation, residences, even houses. The destined habitation for the sheep is a place which would be full of nourishment. So also is God's destination for me.

One way a shepherd will “make” his sheep lie down is to fill them full of nourishment. Often, I am anxious and do not lie down and rest in my Lord because I fail to feast on the spiritual nourishment my Shepherd has for me. 
In John 6:35, Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he…