Conscience

  Often times we speak of having a clear conscience. Oswald Chambers says the conscience is “the eyes of the soul which looks either toward God or toward what we regard as the highest standard.” Everyone has a conscience. However, the question is: to what standard do we hold our conscience? As Christians, our standard…

The Resurrected Life – Psalm 23:6

Jesus, our Shepherd, showers us with goodness and mercy. He gives us an eternal home in glory. This is made possible by the fact that He went through the valley of the shadow of death for us. He went to the cross and took on death in our place. Thanks be to God, He conquered…

The Shadow of Death – Psalm 23:4-5

Death is something that none of us care to talk about. We would rather just ignore it and not think about it. Death is dark. Death is full of sorrow. Death is painful. Death is something that we fear. The shadow of death that the Psalmist refers to is a picture of the cross of…

He restores my soul – Psalm 23:3

A year or so ago my wife found a piece of furniture that was for free. Someone just wanted to get it out of their house. It was a chest of drawers that was very old and scuffed up. We needed something to use as an entertainment center. So, I took out a couple of…

Green Pastures and Still Waters – Psalm 23:2

Verse two of Psalm twenty-three is one of the most beautiful verses in all the Word of God. It describes Jesus, the Shepherd, providing nourishment and rest for His sheep. Green pastures and still waters give a picture of rest, contentment, and refreshment. The green pastures are a picture of the nourishment that we receive…