Surely goodness and mercy…

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.” Psalm 23:6 NKJV

This verse isn’t complete unless the beginning of the chapter is included.

“The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1a NKJV

David’s entire song is stateing clearly the blessings of willingly being under the authority and protection of the LORD.

Each verse describes a provision and protection.

There are blessings and comfort.

Finally ending with goodness and mercy flowing into each and everyday.

And all of this is because David has the LORD as his Shepherd.

These verses show us the character of God.

He provides for our needs.

He is our salvation and also heals our souls from the stains of sin.

He is so righteous.

He corrects and guides.

He is full of mercy and His goodness is far superior to our understanding.

And He is preparing a place for those who trust wholeheartedly in Jesus.

Dear Jesus,

Thank You for these incredibly encouraging verses. Lord, I want goodness and mercy to follow me every day of my life. I want to dwell in Your house forever. Please continue to hone my character and help me to let go of anything which would hinder my relationship with You. There is nothing on this Earth which compares to You. Jesus, You are amazing and I thank You for loving me, a sinner. Please help me to see myself as You do so I might learn to quickly turn from sin. Thank You so much for these words. They truly comfort and guide my heart.

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