God’s Sure Pursuit
welcome to today's encouragement from our daily bread devotional for today titled God's sure Pursuit was written by John Blaze
 some years ago a man walked about a block ahead of me I could clearly see that his arms were full of packages all of a sudden he tripped dropping everything a couple of people helped him to his feet assisting him and collecting what he dropped but they missed something his wallet I picked it up and took off in Hot Pursuit Of The Stranger hoping to return that important item I yelled sir sir and finally got his attention he turned just as I reached him and as I held out the wallet I'll never forget his look up surprise relief and immense gratitude what began as following after that man turned into something quite different most English translations use the word follow in the final verse of the familiar Psalm 23 surely your goodness and Love Will Follow Me
 and why I'll follow fit the actual Hebrew word is much more forceful aggressive even the word literally means to pursue or chase much like a predator pursues his prey think of a wolf pursuing sheep God's goodness and love don't merely follow along after us at a casual pace and no real hurry no surely we are being pursued chased even with intention much like pursuing a man to return his wallet we are pursued by the Good Shepherd who loves us with an everlasting love
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is the 23rd psalm
 the Lord is my shepherd I lack nothing he makes me lie down in Green Pastures he leads me beside Quiet Waters he refreshes my soul he guides me along the right paths for his namesake even though I walk through the darkest Valley I will fear no evil for you are with me your rod and your staff they comfort me you prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies you anoint my head with oil my cup overflows surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever
 but pray
 Good Shepherd thank you that your goodness and your love are in Hot Pursuit Of Us Always and it's in Jesus name that we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Wes Ward and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries