Psalm 23 — Part 3
“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures” (Psalm 23:2).
Pastures and fields in the Bible often speak of personal feeding on Christ and individual enjoyment and communion with Him. “Know ye that the Lord He is God … we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture” (Psalm 100:3). “I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture” (John 10:9). It is those quiet times we spend in His presence, meditating and having our souls fed and satisfied with Himself. Have you ever noticed a herd of cattle lying in a pasture contentedly chewing the cud and enjoying the grass and clover around them? Or a flock of sheep moving slowly across a meadow nibbling at the green carpet beneath them? What an important spiritual lesson we learn from nature. We need quiet times of personal feeding. Life is busy and pressured today, and, if we don’t make time, the Good Shepherd often has to make us lie down, and spend time in contemplation and fellowship with Himself.Let’s be like Isaac, who “went out to meditate in the field at the eventide” (Genesis 24:63). That’s enjoyment of the Shepherd!