HE LEADTH ME BESIDE THE STILL WATERS

HE LEADTH ME BESIDE THE STILL WATERS
• Sheep thrive in dry, semi-arid country still require water • More than 70% of the body is composed of water

• For proper metabolism and well being water is a must
• Thirst is a physiological indicator for the need of water

• Man is a spiritual being so there is always a deep inner sense of searching and seeking after God.
• "As a deer pants for flowing streams,so pants my soul for you, O God." Ps.42:1(ESV) • If sheep is not lead properly it may drink polluted water and can cause diseases 1Pet.2:1-2 • Infested with internal parasites like liver fluke, Nematodes etc

• " Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink." Jn 7:37 • Jesus answered and said to her, Whoever drinks of this water shall thirst again: But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.Jn4:13-14

• Blessed are they who do..... thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Mat5:6

Three sources of water for sheep
• Shepherd alone knows,still quiet,clean pure water • Three sources are • 1.Dew on the grass • 2.Deep wells • 3. Springs and streams

Dew on the Grass

• Sheep gets up early in the morning to feed "water drop" covered grass.

Dew on the Grass

• Getting up early morning to commune with God is most refreshing. • It is a blessed experience to spend time with the Lord Isa.50:4 • Also refer Ps I and Jer.17:8; Mal.3:16 • Nothing in this world can give us lasting satisfaction • Jn.4:6,11-12

Water from deep wells

Water from deep wells
• Refer. Gen.30:38;Jn 4:6,11-12;Gen.29:210;cp.Gen.24:16, v.20; Exo.2:16-17 • Wells were like great rooms chiseled out of rocks, ramps running down to the water trough • Cool,clear,clean water is collected into the water trough.

Water from streams

Water from streams
• Some times shepherd leads the sheep to the streams that flows from the hills Ps.104:10-14 • A comforting ministry - comparable to the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Ps.65:9;46:4 • It is pure and purifies us Rev.22:1;Ezekiel 47:1-9;1king.7:23-25;Exo.38:8

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