This month’s issue of Christian Worker is devoted to Psalm 23. The PDF file was sent out by email today. Our friend Kevin Cauley, instructor at Southwest School of Biblical Studies, is the editor. Here’s a piece by Troy Spradlin:
Each one may decide to trust in the Shepherd, to lie down in the green pastures provided or to aimlessly wander off where predators await (1 Pet. 5:8). What are your fears? What is it that occupies your mind? Do you allow the worries of this world to overcome you? Will all the things that occupy your time be so important 100 years from now? Not likely. The Lord said, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28). He also said, “Take therefore no thought for tomorrow” (Matt. 6:34). May we put our trust in the Lord, remove our fears, and have faith in Him. Christ has satisfied the wants and needs of the soul through His sacrifice. Therefore, allow yourself to lie down in the green pastures He has provided. You will be properly rejuvenated and able to handle the situations of life.
Troy Spradlin is a 2009 graduate of the school. He and his wife Andrea will depart Jan. 29 to begin long-term mission work in Paraguay.
The Christian Worker has been published since 1914, now done by the Southwest church in Austin, Tex. The archives page is here.