Summary: Verse 6 is the foundation for all of the 23rd Psalms this verse sums up the favor, faithfulness, forgiveness, the fatherhood, and the foreverness of our Shepherd.
Our message this evening is titled “Goodness and Mercy,” and as we continue our series “The Lord is My Shepherd,” we come to verse six of the 23rd Psalms.
We will address five words that secure the message of the 23rd Psalms, surely, goodness, mercy, dwell, and forever.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
1. Favor of the Lord follows us. "Surely"
2. Faithfulness of the Lord never fails us. "Surely goodness"
3. Forgives all faults is our assurance from Christ. “Mercy”
4. Fatherhood of the Lord is eternal. "I will dwell"
5. Forever is eternity. “Forever”
These are the key words in verse 6 which we will take examine a little closer.
Verse 6 is the foundation for all of the 23rd Psalms this verse sums up the favor, faithfulness, forgiveness, the fatherhood, and the foreverness of our Shepherd.
Surely Goodness and Mercy
Surely, which means without a doubt, it is an exclamation of confidence.
Not a self-confidence, but Christ confidence, these verses speak of our confidence in Christ.
And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
Goodness and Mercy are attributes of God.
Goodness; meets our needs.
15For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Mercy; forgives faults is our assurance from Christ.
Mercy; is mentioned over 319 times in the Bible and of that 319 times, 99 times in the Psalms.
It must be important or the Lord wouldn’t have mentioned it so many times.