Goodness And Loving-Kindness!
Every day that we submit our lives to following the plan of God for us, our soul
(mind, intellect, conscience and emotions), the inner self, is being transformed
to be like Jesus. We are gaining in inner stability and learning to appreciate
the love we have from God as we live 'In Christ'.
We are also continually helped by God in all our day to day physical encounters
in the world. King David knew this and having been a shepherd he saw how God
looks after us just like a 'Good Shepherd' looks after His sheep.
In Psalm 23 David expands on this thought and shows how the comparison is
borne out in the life of the sheep. In verse 6 for instance, we read
Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and lovingkindness will
follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD
In the original Hebrew the verse more has the meaning of, "Goodness and
Loving-Kindness will chase after me and hunt me down, all the days of my
life!" It's like the Good Shepherd has two sheep-dogs called "Goodness" and
"Loving-Kindness" who are always on our heels looking after us and keeping
You can use your own analogy but use whatever you prefer to remember that
God has only GOOD in mind for His Children and that "Goodness" and
"Loving-Kindness" are always near to answer your call!
Best wishes for Grace and the Peace of Jesus.
For the Gospel in Psalm 23 Click Here.