Selah Reflect Gods Love

A Psalm of David.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long. (Psalm 23:6).

This last verse is not about our good fortune, but, rather, about God’s relentless love. While most translations suggest the psalmist is asserting that “God’s goodness will follow me,” a few suggest that a more accurate translation of the verb would be a more active sense of “pursue.”
I love the idea that God’s love pursues me, chases me down. God loves us, so that watching us turn our back on that love or wander away because we are distracted by the world is not a reason for God to write us off but, instead, to “get the keys and come after us.” O love, that will not let me go.


Questions for Reflection:

  1. Have you identified something as “good fortune” that was, in fact, God’s relentless love?
  2. Was there a time in your life when you felt God was pursuing you to bring you home?
  3. What does the phrase “dwell in the house of the Lord” mean to you?
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