The sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.
He Leads You
The picture painted by the words of Psalm 23 is beautiful. The Lord, your Shepherd, makes you lie down in green pastures. He leads you beside quiet waters. He restores and refreshes your soul. He guides you along the right paths.
The Lord Jesus called himself the Good Shepherd. He wants you to think of him as the Shepherd in Psalm 23. When he speaks, he wants you to follow him.
You can be certain that he will make you lie down in green pastures. His words in the Bible are so nourishing and fulfilling, that whenever you read them, you will notice good spiritual food all around you.
When you are anxious, listen to the promises that Jesus makes in the Bible, and rest beside the quiet waters of his strength and love.
When you feel guilty, listen to the quiet voice of his forgiveness.
When your soul is distressed by pain and unfairness in your life and in the lives of your loved ones, look up to the Shepherd who knows the future and promises to work it all out for your good. Let his goodness restore and refresh you.
When you wonder about the right thing to do, follow Jesus on the path of his righteousness, and trust that he will bless your decisions and declare you holy.
You can’t go wrong listening to the voice of Jesus. He leads you exactly where it is best for you.
Lord Jesus, lead me safely through this life by your strong and loving Word. Amen.