“And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6).
At the conclusion of the shepherd’s psalm, David expressed his deep desire to dwell in the Good Shepherd’s presence. Are you at home with God; are you comfortable in His presence?
Because God is spirit, He is always everywhere. Theologians refer to this reality as His omnipresence. Rhetorically, David asks, “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?” (Psalm 139:7).
In Psalm 23:6, David’s thoughts come full circle, returning to his use of the personal pronoun. “The Lord is my shepherd,” he begins, and “I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever,” he ends. In other words, home sweet home is with the Good Shepherd of his soul.