“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.”
In today’s passage we reach the climatic end to what is an amazing, personal and intimate psalm. David finishes this psalm by affirming the goodness of God’s character and how God pursued him and never gave up on him.
The Hebrew word used for “love” in this verse is a word called “Hesed”. The simple meaning is covenantal love. This is the kind of love that ‘never fails, never gives up, and never runs out’ (Bethel lyrics). It is the love that is between a perfect God and an imperfect man. A love that says there is nothing you can do that will separate you from My love. IT IS A COVENANT. It is a commitment. Not only is it all of the above but David comments that God’s love will pursue us all the days of our life. We cannot run from His love. Circumstances don’t change His love towards us. It is running after you, ready to lavish itself over you. God’s covenantal love and unlimited resource of goodness will pursue YOU all the days of your life. Even the Apostle Paul comments on Gods love for us in Romans 8:39 “Indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” The great thing about this love is that it was fully revealed through Jesus Christ in His death and resurrection for us.
David comments that he will dwell in the temple of Lord “for all the days of his life”. The temple symbolised a place where God’s presence dwelt. Yet now through Jesus Christ, no longer do we have to go to man made temples to experience the presence and love of God, HE LIVES IN US!! God wants to live in us for all the days of our life. He lavishes His covenantal, consistent and committed love over us. His goodness follows us all the days of our lives. Our part…We just need to accept it!