We all have found the words of the 23rd Psalm comforting.
However, last week when doing my One Year Bible in the New Living Translation I saw something new. Psalm 23:6 says, "Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever."
Now, I remember reading that His goodness and unfailing love will "follow" me, but the NLT says, "pursue." I about fell out of my chair! So I did the word study and, sure enough, the Hebrew word translates "follow, pursue" and even "chase" or "run after."
I had always thought of His goodness and chesed keeping watch over me from the shadows like a covert secret agent. Instead, this exquisite goodness and extreme kindness are actively pursuing, even chasing, me down! You too!
In one week’s time my attitude has completely transformed. I find myself being overtaken constantly in big and little ways. How I thank God for this small but precious insight into His holy Word.
Yours for changed lives,
Patrick Morley, Ph.D.
Man in the Mirror