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What Motivates the Lord to save, sustain and Shepherd Me

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                6/13/10

        What Motivates the Lord to save, sustain and

Shepherd Me Ps. 23.3. He-it is a high view of

God. causative verbs.-Lead-Leads effectually,

sheep don't on their own, stupid sheep. Humbly yield

or all the credit. Irrestible love. ALL THE WAY.

2 Questions. 1 what does the shepherd dafoe His

Sheep?  Why does He do it?

Paths-tracks. Well worn tracks. clearly defined

as safe spiritually.-NOT A Fast OR SMOOTH RIDE.

shepherd is restoring soul. Not the broad road,

not our own way, going astray. America-

Do it your own Isa. 53., Rom 3. The shepherd

Shepherd must seek m. Ps 119. I have gone astray.

SEEK YOUR SERVANT. That is what we should

Pray 1 Pet 23.5. Returned to the Shepherd.

Restore (Return-Brings, carries back. Our

part is to go astray. shepherd-carry him

to get to his destination. Cast down-over on its

had. Douglas Mcmilliam. 2 things pursuit of

comfort. stich in sight. Greater. Sheep have

3 different stomachs. chiselers who pursue comfort

Christ well do the same for His sheep. Long

fleece. Extra weight. shear the sheep. painful

Doing it for our good. extra fluff. ourselves to

destroy ourselves. Bring back to himself. sometimes

very make us lie down. LOOK TO HIS PURPOSE.

All that we really need. we have a different perspectives

Christ's comfort. Protective, Preventive, Pursuing

Grace-Goodness & mercy. Phillip Keller. Counting,

all up on this feet. Predators, cougars, wolves.

whole problem very serious. constantly keeping

track. Buzzards. Count flock. Turned over. Looby

for a single sheep. Lying upside down. a mingled

sense of fear. Tenderly roll over on side. Left

her up. Hold her upright. Sheep, repeat the

process. When are you going to learn. Tenderness

and rebuke. The Lord restores my soul. cast down-

Ps. 42. Why are you cast down. -> HOPE IN GOD.

Lamentations 16. As a comforter. Strength, life.

Pro. 25.13, Ps. 19.7, all convey I Kings 17. As

        prays over dead son. Revived.

Restoring lost lamb to the mother. Prodigal son

lost & found Sinner, commend himself. 3 gospel.

pictures. Spiritually dead Pharisees Luke 15.4

This picture of the Lord Images. Wasn't the cross.

shepherd holding sheep. First 500 yrs that 500AD

a picture of our Lord as Shepherd-Father running to son.

Lost, now found. Ezek Lost sheep. Why does the

do this'? Unthankful. angry. Why so patient?

2) What motivates more fundamental? lf I keep

wandering off. WE are prone to wonder. He comes to

me Ezek. 34:11. why does the shepherd do all these

For His names sake. NOT ABOUT US. Motive is not me

FOR HIS NAME SAKE Ezek. 36:18. Poured out

wrath on them, according to their. But v. 21. But

I had concern for my Holy Name. Great name.

I am the hord. Ezek. 36:-Give you a

new heart. saying this to sinful Israel. I" I"

I" I".... This is what the Lord is doing. Not

For your sake. Ezek. 20: 9, 13, 17, 21.22-Has

our name. v. 44. Ps. 106: 6-8. about His glory. Pray

is present. To give thanks save m, dehrer us.

VERY GOOD NEWS. We couldn't get ourselves saved.

Something higher than us drives God. His name is

worthy. He cannot deny HIS NAME. His greatness

character Ps. 143. 11, Ps. 109.21. a whole theology.

Please be gracious to me Ps. 25: 11, Ps. 31.3.

FOR HIS NAMES SAKE. Journal of a 15 yr old 1850

keep me low. Ebss & flows. More 4/6/1850.

continuing to come back

to God. Frozen to death. (like lambs) during

entries. Has ups & downs. ups & downs, stay in

the word. Ps. 19. 5/15/1850. Restore your

wandering sheep. Free Grace. same truth again.

Free Grace, Sovereign Love. 6/4/1850. Forgive me.

Give strength. Mr. C. hurt me, I hereby forgive him.

Interpersonal problems vanish. CH Spurgeon.

and blessed Him. As a needy sheep.

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