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Aug 20, 2017
Preacher: J.C. Philpot
Passage: Ezekiel 34:15 & Psalm 42:2

I Will Feed My Flock

I will feed my flock, and I will cause 
them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.

(EZEKIEL 34:15)

The only real food of the soul must be of God’s own appointing, preparing, and communicating.

You can never deceive a hungry child. You may give it a plaything to still its cries, it may serve for a few minutes; but the pains of hunger are not to be removed by a doll. A windmill or a horse will not allay [alleviate] the cravings after the mother’s breast. So with babes in grace. A hungry soul cannot feed upon playthings. Altars, robes, ceremonies, candlesticks, bowings, mutterings, painted windows, intoning [reciting] priests, and singing men and women, these dolls and wooden horses, these toys and playthings of the [religious playhouse], cannot feed the soul that, like David, cries out after the living God—“My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?” (PSALM 42:2).

CHRIST, the bread of life, the manna that came down from heaven, is the only food of the believing soul: “He that eateth me,” says the LORD, “even he shall live by me.” “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world” (JOHN 6:51).

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