Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life… (Psalm 23:6)
Think of how wonderful it is that goodness and mercy are following us – that way, they know if I deviate from the good path; mercy can forgive my stubbornness, and goodness can lead me back to the right path.
Consider the opposite – what if we were trying to follow goodness and mercy? If we took a wrong turn, or slowed down, they would have no way of knowing that I had fallen away.
It is a blessing that goodness and mercy follow me!