Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim. 2:15

King James AV1611


By Dr. James Modlish
(These outlines are in rough draft format)

The 23rd Psalm
Lesson Three

He Restoreth My Soul
(Psalm 23:3)


The idea of restoration is taking something that's beat up, worn or rejected and making it useful - it brings a great sense of satisfaction.

What is a Soul?

A. It embraces the essence of life (Gen. 2:7).

B. Soul includes heart (emotions), mind (understanding), will (strength) (Mk. 12:33).

C. The soul goes on after death (Gen. 35:18-19). The Bible is clear that the soul gets used and abused so that it finds itself in regular need of restoration.


I. Malnutrition (weak) - (Ps. 107:5-9)

God's desire is to lead you to green pastures and still waters, but some soul starvation is a result of our own rebellion (Ps. 106:7-15).

Notice: Having your request met, is not necessarily a healthy soul. This week was a time of soul feeding! (Ps. 107:8-9).


II. Wounded - (Job 24:12)

A. Bitterness - (Job 21:25; Eph. 4:31; Heb. 12:14-15)

B. Privation - (Ps. 109:21-22 - vs. 30,31) Privation of friends, commodities, love, etc. exercise (Prov. 11:17).


III. Worn Out - (Matt. 11:28-30)

Burdened down with sin, doubt, guilt, unbelief, and a whole host of other things that the devil puts on a person in this life. Some however is self induced.


IV. Wrong Soul - (Prov. 8:36)

Notice the sin is against wisdom - if any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God (Prov. 15:32-33).

A. Wrong soul is hell bound - (Prov. 23:13,14). This means the necessity of redemption (Ps. 49:15).

B. Scar Tissue - areas that have been injured an have not healed properly leave scar tissue. It is a sign of attack, battle, and sometimes… self inflicted wounds.

V. The Won Soul - (Prov. 11:30)

A soul that has turned from darkness to light… from the path of unrighteousness, to the path of righteousness and light through Jesus Christ.


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