The Promise of Pursuit (Psalm 23:6)

by Carolyn Hope

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalm 23:6)

The word ‘pursue’ in this verse is often translated as ‘follow.’ I used to picture this verse as Jesus leisurely strolling behind me. The picture of pursuit is actually more fitting from the Hebrew word in this phrase. It literally means “to run after, chase, put to flight … hunt.” It’s much more intense than I had interpreted it.

Jesus is a pursuing person. We often accept this truth as regarding our salvation, but this verse isn’t even talking about that. It’s talking about goodness and unfailing love. Jesus’ pursuit goes beyond saving you from sin. He wants to come after you with good things! He wants to catch your heart and lavish love on it! He will chase you down wherever you go, and He won’t stop running until He finds you. He seeks to overwhelm you each and every day with blessings.

Jesus has set His eyes on you, and He will always pursue your heart. God’s love for you is unstoppable and inescapable. He says you’re worth chasing. He says you’re worth pursuing. You are worth seeking after. Enjoy the pursuit of your Shepherd. He is enthralled with you.

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