We read Psalm 23 in the Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan for today. We are all pretty familiar with that Psalm and most of us can quote it, even from the Amplified Bible! Are you ready to learn something new-to-you about it today? Verse 6 says this in the Amplified Bible:
6 Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.
We have already studied the Hebrew words for "goodness" and "mercy" and we KNOW that they are words of awesome provision and blessing for us! The word for "goodness" is "towb" (#2896 Strong's) and "mercy" is "checed" (#2617 Strong's), which involves His wonderful and never-ending loving-kindness! But today we will be looking at the phrase "shall follow me", which is the Hebrew word "radaph". This word means: to run after; to chase; to pursue; to attend closely upon. Can you just picture all of that goodness, mercy and loving-kindness actually chasing you down? Allow the Holy Spirit to show this to you! HE will never give up trying to get all of those blessings to you! Will YOU give up and quit when you know THAT Truth?
Another Truth to realize is that the devil is NOT "radaph"-ing you! HE is like that nasty little mosquito or annoying gnat that keeps popping up and trying to distract, discourage, and disengage you from following hard after God. Give him NO place! He has NO authority over you except what YOU allow! Speak the Word over your life, including Psalm 23, every day, and all day! Remember who's listening! If you don't know what I'm talking about, go to the SWC website at the left and listen to the series on Angels! It's an eye opener and a real blessing! Amen! Here is Hillsong with an older song called "Lord Your Goodness". Click through to You Tube and click on "more" to see the lyrics!
Shalom in Him!