“Goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalms 23:6, NIV 1984).

My Musings – So concludes what is likely the most famous of all the Psalms. A phrase that stands on its own. But because the Psalm is so familiar, you likely noticed it is missing one word. “Surely.” A word used to emphasize the writer’s (King David) firm belief that what they are saying is true and to emphasize that they have no doubt about it.

Even when walking “through the valley of the shadow of death.” Even when “in the presence of [our] enemies.” Whether “in want,” or not. Though like sheep we might wander from “paths of righteousness.” Through “quiet waters” or turbulent. “Green pastures” or parched earth. Firm belief. No doubt. Surely.

Who but our LORD, the Good Shepherd, can inspire such confidence?

My Advice – Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.” (John 10:14–15, NIV 1984). Do you know Him? You can’t have “surely” if you don’t. Come to know Him. Read my “The Born Again Experience” musings to learn how you can.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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