Sometimes it’s the little things, the microscopic things, that cause the most pain and misery. One of my favorite authors, JC Ryle, in his book “Thoughts For Young Men” said,
“A boy may bend an oak when it is a sapling- a hundred men cannot root it up, when it is a full grown tree.”
The principle is… small things can become big things. Little sins can become life-altering habits. As we near the end of our study in Psalm 23, the Psalmist David turns to the personal care of his sheep. Although the summer ranges are beautiful and provide lush vegetation for the sheep to graze in, they also bring new threats… bugs and disease. What did David mean when he said “You anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over”? In this sermon we’ll look at Psalm 23:5b, “God’s Protection From Parasites”. What do these parasites in the Christian life look like? How do they rob us of joy, laughter, peace, and hope? What about the oil? Why is that important?