Episode 041 – Psalm 23 Pt 8: They’re Chasing Me

Key Passage(s): Psalm 23:6

Have you ever had that sense that someone was following you? It’s a deeply unnerving feeling. As a shepherd, David would’ve experienced this on a regular basis. And yet, what’s on his heels in the last verse of Psalm 23 isn’t something threatening, but two of the most significant realities in the entire Bible. And when we understand what’s chasing him, we’ll have great confidence that they’re chasing us as well!

Discussion Questions

  • What’s your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
  • Wolves (and other predators) seek to prey on tired sheep at dusk. Where are you feeling tired and weary in your faith (or in life in general)? Is there anything lurking in the shadows that’s seeking to overtake you right now?
  • David’s analogy of God’s “good” and “covenantal love” following us gives us an image of God standing between us and things that might be seeking to overpower us. How does this imagery give you and hope and courage?
  • Despite any circumstances or struggles, how does knowing that good is on your heels change your current perspective?
  • Do you trust that God’s purposes and plans will never fail? Why or why not? What in your life indicates this?
  • How are you inspired to live differently this week knowing God’s love, grace and mercy will always be chasing you?

For Further Study

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  1. If indeed the names given for Eve, in the dead sea scrolls, is warrior or guardian then she is more than a –help meet-whatever that means.
    Thus Jesus shares it this way in the NT:
    Matthew 12:29
    Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, (YEHOVAHS garden/earth)
    and spoil his goods, (keys of the kingdom?)
    except he first bind the strong man? (or strong one-Eve-man not be left alone)
    and then he will spoil his house. (bad seed planted by Lucifer in Eve)?

    In Gen we see the word “….and GOD saw that it was good”, one has suggested a deeper meaning as “it is in righteousness” meaning that it did perfectly that which YEHOVAH prescribed, so therein is the mark we’re to reach for?
    One does not know any soul winners who even bring up the word covenant (law), just Jesus without one, unless one is introduced via Reformed or Christian Reformed soul seekers. So concept you bring into Psalm 23 is unknown to all.
    Thank YEHOVAH you do though! As usual Brad great stuff!

  2. How can David be so blessed, since all He had was TORAH, the personality of YEHOVAH, and the blessings guaranteed by it–Deut 28????Hmmmmmmm?

  3. Love, love the image of God at my heels with goodness and love. Feels safe in a sinful world that in the end whatever happens God is right there. Thank you for all your work in these teachings.

  4. Hi Brad~
    I am studying Genesis this year. The idea of God being behind us was part of our discussion in Gen. 17:1-2 where God says to Abram “walk before Me and be blameless. I will establish My covenant between Me and you…” This fit so nicely with what you just taught that surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life. Thank you for showing the covenantal love in the Hebrew word. I love when God clicks things together for us all the way through His Word!

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