Psa 23:6-“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” In this glorious “Shepherd Psalm”, we next continue with-“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…”. It is a statement of faith, of assurance, and of confidence. What he had seen of the Lord’s presence, care, provision, protection, and grace, led him to make this statement. Adam Clarke relates-“…As I pass on through the vale of life, thy goodness and mercy shall follow my every step; as I proceed, so shall they. There seems to be an allusion here to the waters of the rock smitten by the rod of Moses, which followed the Israelites all the way through the wilderness, till they came to the Promised Land. God never leaves his true followers providential mercies gracious influences, and miraculous interferences, shall never be wanting when they are necessary…”. You and I have also learned that “…his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” (Lam. 3:22-23). We have tasted the sweet nectar of His loving presence, partook of His banquet table, felt the comforting touch of His shepherd’s rod, and had our souls restored. We can always count on this “goodness” all of our days! Charles Spurgeon adds-“…These twin guardian angels will always be with me at my back and my beck. Just as when great princes go abroad they must not go unattended, so it is with the believer. Goodness and mercy follow him always - “all the days of his life” - the black days as well as the bright days, the days of fasting as well as the days of feasting, the dreary days of winter as well as the bright days of summer. Goodness supplies our needs, and mercy blots out our sins…”. None of us know what tomorrow may hold. (Pro. 27:1). But we do know “Who” holds tomorrow, and all of our days, in His hands! Though we cannot see the future, He is our future. He will be there, and His “goodness and mercy” shall always accompany us! Let us rest in that assurance and hope. Let us live in contentment and rest, peace and joy, and in “hope of eternal life…”. (Titus 1:2). What He has done for us to this point assures us that He will be unfailing in all our days! We have the most wonderful hope! Let us “rejoice in hope of the glory of God…” (Rom. 5:2). We are never alone, but shall always, and every day, be accompanied by these two patrons of God’s love! Hallelujah!