Psalm 16

David describes the joy he experiences from his knowledge of the LORD. To know the LORD is a real delight!

 


 

TO KNOW THE LORD IS A REAL DELIGHT!

A Poem by David.

 

VERSE 1. Preserve me, God, for I take refuge in you.

 

VERSE 2. My soul, you have said to the LORD, “You are my Lord. Apart from you I have no good thing.”

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Apart from you. David’s trust in the LORD was exclusive. David had no other good.

I have no good thing. The LORD is our only source of well-being. Our happiness lies in him alone. Any happiness we have outside of God is transitory and insufficient. It will not fulfill like the happiness we can have in God. How can you find more happiness in God?

 

VERSE 3. As for the holy ones who are in the earth, they are the excellent ones in whom is all my delight.

they are the excellent ones. Godly people are our true heroes!

 

VERSE 4. Their sorrows shall be multiplied who give gifts to another god. Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, nor take their names on my lips.

 

VERSE 5. The LORD assigned my portion and my cup. You made my lot secure.

You made my lot secure. The LORD makes our future secure.

 

VERSE 6. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. Yes, I have a good inheritance.

The lines. In those days, land was measured by line and distributed by lot. In other words, David is comparing God’s blessings with the best inheritance a person could receive. The Lord had given him a wonderfully full life.

 

VERSE 7. I will bless the LORD, who has given me counsel. Yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.

 

VERSE 8. I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

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right hand. The Bible often mentions “the right hand” of God. That is a position of power and honor. We believe it refers to Jesus Christ. More verses about the right hand.

I have set. David made a resolve to walk with God. Everywhere he goes, he envisions God surrounding him, in front and at his sides. Can you envision being surrounded by the presence of God? Can you imagine what that might look like?

I shall not be moved. With this security, David need not be frightened.

 

VERSE 9. Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices. My body shall also dwell in safety.

 

VERSE 10. For you will not leave my soul in Sheol,* neither will you allow your holy one to see corruption.

 

VERSE 11. You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. In your right hand there are pleasures forever more.

This verse is fantastic! Would you consider memorizing it? More great verses to memorize from the Psalms and from the entire Bible.

right hand. The Bible often mentions “the right hand” of God. That is a position of power and honor. We believe it refers to Jesus Christ. More verses about the right hand.

In your presence is fullness of joy. To know God is a delight!

 


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