Pursued

The Psalmist writes in Psalm 23, that God’s goodness and unfailing love will pursue him all the days of his life. The word pursue in Hebrew is “radaph.” This word translates to mean “chase,” “pursue,” or “follow.”

When I think of this verse, I consider the way God constantly pursues us. He loves us so much that He continues to chase after us, reaching for us, desiring to have a relationship with us. Pursing is not simply following, but following with the objective to catch. This kind of love is like nothing we can describe. It is amazing. It is intense. It is unfailing. Because of His unfailing love, He keeps seeking us.

God’s goodness also is said to pursue all of the days too. Why? Because God is good. Along with His unfailing love, He pours out His goodness. This is the favor of God. As we read in the previous verse, his cup overflows.

Today, consider the pursuit of God. Consider how God’s love has been chasing you down, wanting nothing more than to grip you up. Consider the favor of God, the goodness that He pours out. You are being pursued.

“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 [NLT]

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