Psalm 23:1-3, Matthew 25:31-46

 “restoreth my soul”-Jehovah- Rophe, “the Lord who heals” (Ex. 15:26)

  • Divine Restoration: From Flesh to Spiritual Life
    1. Only God truly knows what we need to be set free from sin! Separating ourselves from all sin.
    2. Only God can truly provide the spiritual transformation we need! Not of our own strength or accomplishments, our job is to surrender to God those things we are struggling with.  Then we can walk upright in Him. (Col 3:1-17)
    3. Only God can provide the transformational power we need through the Holy Spirit to enabling us to stand against the flesh! (1 John 4:4)

 “paths of righteousness”-Jehovah-Tsidkenu, “the Lord our righteousness” (Jer. 33:16)(2 Cor. 5:16-7:1)

  • Path of Righteousness: From sin to sanctification!
    1. Only God is truly righteous!
    2. Our fleshly religiosity gets us nowhere!
    3. Submit to God in full obedience!
      1. Either Christ is truly Lord of all or He is not Lord at all.
      2. Either you die daily to the things of this life or we fail to be the righteousness of God.
  • Either we remain in that steadfast obedience or we lose ground spiritually!
  1. Either we strive for righteousness or we don’t survive spiritually!

 The Lord is Jehovah God the covenant making God of Israel!

 “ I shall not want”- Jehovah-jireh, “the Lord will provide” (Gen. 22:14)

 “ still waters”- Jehovah-shalom, “the Lord our Peace” (Judges 6:24)

 “restoreth my soul”-Jehovah- Rophe, “the Lord who heals” (Ex. 15:26)

 “paths of righteousness”-Jehovah-Tsidkenu, “the Lord our righteousness” (Jer. 33:16)

 Keys to transformation!

Let God remove the love of this life from you!

(God being your Provider)(Matt. 5:1-20)

Let God create in you a heart of righteousness!

(God being your Peace)(Phil. 4:4-9)

Remain in that righteousness!

(Only God can give you what you need to be righteous.)