6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the
days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
The Psalmist is saying in “surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,” that as a child of the Good Shepherd, he is assured that the Lord’s goodness, his blessings, surrounds him no matter where he is or where he goes. David also says that God’s mercy will follow him. According to dictionary.com mercy is compassion or forbearance toward an offense (sin), so David knew that God’s compassion and mercy would endure even after sin. God’s blessings is also a constant for us wherever we are. Also when we go astray–sin–we can be assured of God’s mercy after we repent. Just as with the Psalmist, David, we can be assured that God’s mercy will follows us, along with his goodness, all of the days of our lives.
David states that, he will also dwell in the house of the Lord forever. As with David, we can be assured that we are under the divine covering and protection of the Lord, always–both here on the earth and for eternity.