Psalm 23 (4)

The second part of verse 3 says, “He leads me on paths of goodness, to show he is truly good.”
For many years in the western part of the United States, cattle ranchers and shepherds were enemies. Why? Because sheep can destroy grass. If sheep are left to graze in the same place for a long time, they will eat all the grass and the roots, too. Then no grass will grow again in that place. So, a good shepherd pastures his sheep in one place and then moves on to another place. But sheep do not know where they should go. The shepherd must lead the sheep to a place filled with good grass.
Sometimes we walk on the wrong paths in life. Maybe our friends cause us to do bad things. Or maybe we doubt that God can take care of us. Then God may lead us on a different path that will help us come close to Him again. When we are on the right path, we will know that God is truly good.
Have you wandered away from God? You need to get on the path that will lead you close to God and His Word.