It probably doesn’t sound very nice, but sheep aren’t the smartest creatures. If not forced to rest, they will walk themselves to death. If water moves too quickly, it will frighten them and they’ll refuse to drink. A wise shepherd finds peaceful places for his sheep to rest and quiet streams for them to quench their thirst. When we drink of God’s Word, we are never spiritually thirsty. God made day and night–time for work, time for rest–and He instructed us to use the Lord’s day for rest. He knows what is best for us. When we follow His guidance, we find ourselves spiritually and physically refreshed.