Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23:6, NKJV)
Having just described the Lord as his Host, even when surrounded by enemies, David now expands his hopeful joy in the Lord to include all the days of his life as well as the ages to come. With the Lord as his Shepherd, David would not lack God’s goodness and mercy, the fullest expression of which will be realized in heaven. We should remember that David chose to follow the Lord; this Shepherd did not force David to follow Him. Abundant eternal life is assured to all who put their trust in Jesus Christ the Lord and follow Him: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me, and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish” (Jno. 10:27). Allow the Lord to be your Shepherd and be abundantly supplied with eternal life. Hear His voice and follow Him.