"The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever." Psalm 23
The grateful sheep has already made the care that when the Lord is your Shepherd the future is your friend!
But he goes beyond that declares that when the Lord is your Shepherd forever is your friend!
"Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever"
The secure sheep says, "'Surely' my Shepherd will care for me for the rest of my life!" He will keep me in His care and He will love me for as long as I live!
"Surely" means - "for sure", "for certain", "sure thing", "bank on it", "I am sure", "count on it"!
Are you that certain about your future?
You could be if you had the Lord as your shepherd!
Continuing in his song of praise, the satisfied sheep says, "My shepherd will care for me all my life and when my future ends then my forever will begin!" "My shepherd will live with me all my days and when I run out of days I will go to live with Him forever!"
When the Lord is your Shepherd your forever is your friend!