It has stayed with me like a song that gets stuck in your head.  It’s a phrase that has and really should permeate and dominate my thinking.  And come to think of it, it is a song, or at least part of a song, that’s stuck in my head – it’s from hymn #23.  Mostly we know it as the 23rd Psalm.  We’ve been studying through this passage on Sunday nights since the beginning of the year, and the phrase I’m referencing is in verse 3.  In fact I just looked it up, and I wrote about it in late September of last year as I was studying through the psalm back then.  But it certainly bears repeating; we all have our favorite songs that we listen to and sing over and over, don’t we?  The phrase is simple: “He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”  As I choose to follow the Divine Shepherd, anywhere He leads me is because of His goodness and has nothing to do with my merits.  That keeps me humble.  Anywhere He leads me is for Him and His glory.  That keeps me unselfish.  Anywhere He leads me is according to His perfect plan and for my good.  That keeps me trusting.  And anywhere He leads me has a purpose.  That keeps me from quitting.  “For His name’s sake.”  You see, it isn’t about you and me.  It’s about Him.  That way, when things don’t go my way, it’s ok.  It’s for His name’s sake.  When I don’t understand, it doesn’t matter; it’s for His name’s sake.  Even when things turn really scary, I still follow Him, because it’s for His name’s sake.  He’s not going to let His holy name down.  And if He doesn’t let His holy name down, that means He’s not going to let me down, either.  That’s a pretty good song to get stuck in my head, don’t you think?