But God- He Leads Us


Let’s continue our journey through Psalm 23. We will move ahead this week to the next line – “He leads me beside still waters.”  We will continue to look at this statement through the same lens of that first line. We looked again at just Who “He” is, and this week we’ll look at the next word of the first line, “is”, as it relates to this week’s line, “He leads me beside still waters.”


One of the roles a shepherd would play is that of leader. Did you know you can’t effectively herd sheep?  They will only be led. The shepherd would give each of his sheep a name and as they journeyed together he would lead them by calling them by name.  This is what Jesus was referring to in John 10, particularly in verses 3 and 4.  I encourage you to stop and read it now.  Our shepherd is leading us right now in a most personal way. Oh, there’s that word ‘is.’  He is leading us right now. Right here. By name.


Have you ever considered why He is leading us?  He is leading us, because that’s who He is.  It is His nature. He cannot not lead us. His leading is not dependent on us!  We don’t have to deserve His leading. His leading and His love are both the ultimate present tense.  They don’t start or stop. His leading us and His loving us is Who He is. Can I get an amen for that?


Next week we’ll look at the water to which He leads us. Until then, thank Him that He is leading you by name with great care.






If you want to know what someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word  ‘but’ …so it is here with…”but God!”“


Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past years and months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.


You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making  products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?”  Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. For 2014, there will be a laminated waterproof jacket pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.


What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our  business!


I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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