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The Sheep of His Pasture

March 20, 2018


The Sheep of His Pasture

Psalm 100:1-3

Shout joyfully  to the LORD,  all the earth.   
Serve the LORD  with gladness;   
Come before Him  with joyful singing.   
Know that the LORD Himself  is God;   
It is He  who has made us,  and not  we ourselves;   
We are His people  and the sheep  of His pasture.

The “stress tests” we go through every day  can seem overwhelming.     There are trying situations  with our finances,  work loads,  health,  other people,  politics,  and everything else.     And yet,  in all this  God says  we are to “shout joyfully  to the LORD”  and to “serve the LORD  with gladness.”     Not only that,  but,  we are to “come before Him  with joyful singing.”

We might moan,  “Not now.     I’ve got too many other things  on my mind.”

But —  there is a very good reason why  we should stop  and follow God’s instructions  for our every day lives.     The number one reason is:

It is He  who has made us,  and not we ourselves;   
We are His people  and the sheep of His pasture.

We are God’s creation.     Because He made us,  He loves us very dearly.     He calls us  His people  and His sheep.

Our problem is  that we go around assuming  we are our own “god”.     We feel like we have to be  in control  of all things  in our lives — and don’t bother giving God Almighty credit  for having created us  and sustained us  all the days  of our lives — to this very day.     That is falling victim  to Satan’s deceitfulness  of convincing us  to put all our attention  on ourselves — and no attention  on our Savior.     Satan is awfully tricky,  but,  truth be said,  most of us fall  for that line  all together too often.

Because it is so easy  for us  to center  on all our own problems,  we need to follow God’s advice  and realize  that He alone is  LORD of lords,  King of kings,  and God of gods.     Therefore,  we really can “shout joyfully  to the LORD.”     We can serve God  with gladness  because all our problems are  in His hands  and He loves us.

It is with joy  that we can say  with Paul  in Romans 8:28,

And we know  that God causes all things  to work together  for good  to those who love God,  to those who are called  according to His purpose.

Because we are “the sheep of His pasture”,  let us center on our Good Shepherd,  joyfully follow Him,  and look to Him  for all our needs.     We have good reason  to be glad.

As we rejoice  in God our Savior,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Creator,  Savior,  and Shepherd,  blessed be Your name  because You are so faithful  in caring for us  in spirit,  body,  and soul.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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