Sovereign Waymaker and Merciful Shepherd (Pillar 2)


Isaiah 55:8-11; Psalm 23

  • Our Sovereign Waymaker

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.    “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. 

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

  • Our Merciful Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.

He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.

Revelation 22:13; Hebrews 13:8

  • The First, the Last, the Same

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Ephesians 3:20-21; Romans 8:29-30

  • God is Abundantly Able

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

  • Our ‘Calling’ God

For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

Proverbs 19:21 NIV

  • The Lord’s Prevailing Purpose

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.

NKJV unless noted otherwise.


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