Psalm 23: Leaving A Trail
David concludes the Psalm like this, “Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
David ends this famous Psalm by acknowledging the goodness and love that trails behind. And what David is saying is this, “This relationship will never be about me, it will always be about laying the foundation for the Savior.” For when you show others the fullest extent of goodness and love from your heart, then not only will you dwell in the house of the Lord but you bring the kingdom of God right here. The kingdom of God is not up in the sky, the kingdom of God is here. Jesus is here, He is present. And as his sheep, it should be our desire to leave the most flourished trail of goodness and love for all of God’s creatures.
And that’s it! That’s my view of Psalm 23.
Now after dissecting the entirety of this Psalm, I have one question for you, “Are you leaving a trail of goodness and love for others?” What I mean is this, does the world see any difference in you because you have this intimate relationship with this Shepherd?
Because Christianity today is just not holding up like it used to. Christianity has become, more bluntly, a sell-out. Sadly, we are known for our nauseating conformity, our radical hypocrisy, and for our insincere marketing ploys for salvation and church membership.And I don’t know about you, but I am tired of offering the world a cheap religion. And guess what? Their tired of it too.
No, what we should want to share, is the transformative relationship we have with Jesus.
- What we want to share with the world…is this relationship that brings a humility that transforms the very depths of our soul.
- What we should want to share is this intimate relationship with God who always cares for us. Who constantly and joyfully loves us for we are His sheep.
- What we should want to share is this fearlessness within us because His courage overflows our cup.
- What we should want to share is a relationship that continues to reiterate the truth: that God is ever present. The Shepherd never leaves us. He never ceases in loving his sheep.
That is what we should want to share with the world. Isn’t that what you want to offer?
I hope and pray that you consider these thoughts. I would be honored to hear some feedback. Most of all, I pray this brings glory only to the Father, our true shepherd.