Our Perfect Provider

Let's continue our look into the 23rd Psalm. We have translated the first line to read, 'I Am is shepherding me.' Last week we began translating the second line as 'I have everything I need,'rather than seeing it as a command to not want. As we remember that David is writing this from a cold, dank, cave, it gives us pause and causes us to ask the obvious, how does he have everything he needs? Let's talk about that a bit.

David must see that his Shepherd is Good and that He is, among other things the perfect provider. It also reveals that David is remembering that His Shepherd is God, and part of what that means is that He gets to define what is best for David. I don't know about you, but this is a very difficult truth for me to remember, that He knows better than I do what is best for me. When I recall this it allows me to be grateful for each and every circumstance in which I find myself.

I encourage us all to take this week and be grateful that our Shepherd, the I AM, is our perfect provider. Until next time, rejoice.





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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