“Pursued,” Not Just “Followed,” by His Goodness and Unfailing Love
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.