Surely goodness and love will follow meWhat an amazing passage this has been. Verse five ended with King David finally just saying, It's too much! I'm saturated with God's goodness! Now David is summarizing for us, giving us one final thought on the Good Shepherd.
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
His final though begins with "Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life..." He accepts this with faith. He believes that God's goodness and God's lovingkindness will follow him every single day of this life. And it will. It will follow your life as well. God never sets aside His love in the name of judgment. God is a just God, and God is love. These two things do not contradict in Him. He does not have any inner dilemmas like we might have from time to time.
I would like you to notice though the final statement is a statement of response, but also responsibility. David finishes by saying that he will "...dwell in the house of the Lord forever." If you believe and trust all of the statements about the Good Shepherd, then the natural response would be to dwell, or abide, in the house of the Lord.
But it is also a responsibility. Dwelling is something that we must do. It is a right response to God's goodness, but it is still a response, an action. Dwelling in God's house is a choice that we must make.
Where are you choosing to dwell? Have you begun to think that the grass is greener outside of God's pastures? Have you begun to disbelieve His guidance?
Follow the Good Shepherd today. He is leading you in paths of righteousness, and He desires to saturate you with His goodness and love.