“THE Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.”
Psalm 23:1, 6 AMPC
Over the last several weeks we have been looking at Psalm 23. It is such a wonderful Psalm and it reveals God's love and desire to care for and bless His children.
Verse 6 is referring to God's goodness, mercy and unfailing love. Thank you Lord!
When I read Scripture I often like to picture in my mind what it is saying. So let's practice on verse 6. Picture in your mind that God's goodness, His mercy, and His unfailing love is following you right now.
Upon further review, that word follow, is also translated in our Bible as to pursue, run after, hunt and chase down.
Now picture in your mind God's goodness, God's mercy, and God's unfailing love pursuing you, running after you, hunting and chasing you down.
Finally, picture yourself in His presence, dwelling there, not only for the moment but for the rest of your life. Oh what an amazing picture that is. Basking in His presence where there is fullness of joy, rest and peace. And we don't have to wait to get to heaven to realize this but it is for the here and now!
When you make Him your Shepherd, trusting in Him and Him alone, God's goodness, mercy and unfailing love will hunt you down!
Thank you Father for such precious promises we find in Your Word. Thank you Father that you pursue your children with your goodness, your mercy, and your unfailing love. Glory to God!