After having a little trouble with consistency, I’ve decided to plop myself down in Psalm 16 for a while.
I talked to my supervisor, Scott, about having trouble just finding a place to dig in. I really enjoy Psalms and Proverbs, but I feel like I spent a lot of time in those books in the past couple of years. But Mr. Scott said to find a place I really enjoy and work through it. So then it became a toss-up of Psalm 37 and Psalm 16.
I’ve read both of those a lot, but they just have truths that I can’t get past. They both deal a lot with trust and God’s way for my life. And that is a daily thing for me. So I really want to dig in and find out what’s there.
Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You.
I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
I have no good besides You.“
As for the saints who are in the earth,
They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.
The sorrows of those who have bartered for another god will be multiplied;
I shall not pour out their drink offerings of blood,
Nor will I take their names upon my lips.
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You support my lot.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.
I will bless the LORD who has counseled me;
Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.
I have set the LORD continually before me;
Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will dwell securely.
For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol;
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
-Psalm 16, NASB
I want to claim that. I want to be able to say, like David, that I have no good apart from the Lord. I’m excited about really gaining an understanding of this passage.