3.13.2008

psalm 16


Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you."
As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
in whom is all my delight...
The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
I have set the LORD always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
my flesh also dwells secure.
For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
or let your holy one see corruption.
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
.psalm 16.
I love this psalm. I've read it often. This week, I found a new treasure. Verse 3. In a psalm where David is putting His trust in God and choosing joy in Him; he speaks about the righteous ones being his delight. What a good picture of the local church...anyway it jumped out at me. It resonated because I've found it true. I'm encouraged to fight sin and pursue godliness with greater vigor because of the "excellent ones" He's placed in my life. Those in my local churh, some in other churches, some in other countries.
He is so kind to give us such blessings.

4 comments:

LeeMac said...

Yes, I want to know if I am on that "Persons" list. (sorry). This is a VERY nice scripture, psalm, and verse 3 is good. (to lazy to type the word 3).

Leemac Over and Out

Andrew said...

That's great! I love the Psalms.

LeeMac said...

Me too...:)

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ummm, shouldn't you update soon. *sneeze*sneeze*sneeze*