onfession: Psalm 24:1-4: the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein.
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who
shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart: who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor
1.Lord open my eyes and ear to receive wondrous things from you.
2.O God, arise and be my song in the night, in the name of Jesus.
3.Encircle me, O God, with your hedge of fire, in Jesus name.
4.I refuse to be a companion of sin, in Jesus name.
5.Blood of Jesus, heal the sickness of my body, soul and sprit in the name of Jesus.
I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God. (Ezekiel 34:15) - I will feed my flock, and
I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God. (Ezekiel 34:15) Under the divine shepherdry saints are fed to the full.
Theirs is not a windy, unsatisfying mess of mere human “thought,” but the Lord feeds them upon the solid,
substantial truth of divine revelation. There is real nutriment for the soul in Scripture brought home to the heart by the
Holy Spirit. Jesus Himself is the true life-sustaining Food of believers. Here our Great Shepherd promises that such sacred
nourishment shall be given us by His own self. If, on the Lord’s Day, our earthly shepherd is empty-handed, the
Lord is not. When filled with holy truth the mind rests. Those whom Jehovah feeds are at peace. No dog shall worry them, no
wolf shall devour them, no restless propensities shall disturb them. They shall lie down and digest the food which they have
enjoyed. The doctrines of grace are not only sustaining but consoling: in them we have the means for building up and lying
down. If preachers do not give us rest, let us look to the Lord for it. This day may the Lord cause us to feed in the pastures
of the Word and make us to lie down in them. May no folly and no worry but meditation and peace mark this day.
My people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord. (Jeremiah 31:14)
Note the “my” which comes twice: “My people shall be satisfied with my goodness.”
The kind of people who are satisfied with God are marked out as God’s own. He is pleased with them, for they
are pleased with Him. They call Him their God, and He calls them His people; He is satisfied to take them for a portion, and
they are satisfied with Him for their portion. There is a mutual communion of delight between God’s Israel and Israel’s
These people are satisfied. This is a grand thing. Very few of the sons of men are ever satisfied, let their lot be what
it may; they have swallowed the horse-leech, and it continually cries, “Give! give!” Only sanctified souls
are satisfied souls. God Himself must both convert us and content us.
It is no wonder that the Lord’s people should be satisfied with the goodness of their Lord. Here is goodness
without mixture, bounty without stint, mercy without chiding, love without change, favor without reserve. If God’s
goodness does not satisfy us, what will? What! are we still groaning? Surely there is a wrong desire within if it be one which
God’s goodness does not satisfy.
Lord, I am satisfied. Blessed be Thy name.