We continue today with are Lenten Series “A Walk Through the 23rd Psalm”. In verse 3, David writes: “He restoreth my soul”….that’s forgiveness. Without forgiveness, without our souls’ being restored, we would be spiritually dead, total separated from God.
Jesus hung on the Cross at Calvary with the weight of our sins upon His shoulders, dying in our place. When Jesus uttered “It is finished”, God’s salvation plan was complete. Through Christ death, God restoreth our soul.
David continues, “He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness…….and that’s guidance. God shows us His way, shows us the path of righteousness, guides us in His truth and teaches us by His Word. That Word is contained in the Bible. I like to say that B.I.B.L.E. stands for Basic Instruction “Before Leaving Earth”.
When we are in God’s Word, His Word will lead us on the path of His righteousness.
David concludes verse 3 “For His name sake” …… that’s purpose. Have you ever thought about what God’s purpose for your life is? The prophet Jeremiah reminds us of what God says, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. God has a purpose for each of us if we just take time to listen to him.