Psalm 23 The Lord Is My Shepherd
Thought For Today : The best way to get the last word is to apologize.
Spurgeon's wife, Susannah, called him, "Your Excellency."
Charles H Spurgeon
Exposition of Psalm 23 from The Treasury of David.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. and I will dwell in the house of The Lord forever.[King James]
Surely goodnes and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.[NIV*]
"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life." This is a fact as indisputable as it is encouraging, and therefore a heavenly verily, or "surely" is set as a seal upon it. This sentence may be read, "only goodness and mercy," for there shall be unmingled mercy in our history. These twin guardian angels will always be with me at my back and my beck. Just as when great princes go abroad they must not go unattended, so it is with the believer
Goodness and mercy follow him always "all the days of his life" the black days as well as the bright days, the days of fasting as well as the days of feasting, the dreary days of winter as well as the bright days of summer. Goodness supplies our needs, and mercy blots out our sins. "And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever." "A servant abideth not in the house for ever, but the son abideth ever." While I am here I will be a child at home with my God; the whole world shall be his house to me; and when I ascend into the upper chamber, I shall not change my company, nor even change the house; I shall only go to dwell in the upper storey of the house of the Lord for ever.
May God grant us grace to dwell in the serene atmosphere of this most blessed Psalm!
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