Psalm 16 for Psalm Sunday

This Psalm comes to you today courtesy of my son, who randomly picked the number 32, but since I have posted that Psalm before I asked him to pick again, and he picked 16. I like that this Psalm speaks of joy in verse 11 and so ties in with my post last Wednesday.

Psalm 16

A psalm of David.

 1 Keep me safe, O God,
      for I have come to you for refuge.

 2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Master!
      Every good thing I have comes from you.”
 3 The godly people in the land
      are my true heroes!
      I take pleasure in them!
 4 Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods.
      I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood
      or even speak the names of their gods.

 5 Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
      You guard all that is mine.
 6 The land you have given me is a pleasant land.
      What a wonderful inheritance!

 7 I will bless the Lord who guides me;
      even at night my heart instructs me.
 8 I know the Lord is always with me.
      I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

 9 No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.
      My body rests in safety.
 10 For you will not leave my soul among the dead
      or allow your holy one to rot in the grave.
 11 You will show me the way of life,
      granting me the joy of your presence
      and the pleasures of living with you forever.

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4 Responses

  1. He, and you, did good! 🙂 I haven’t been in the Psalms for awhile and this had so much in it, that seemed like it was just for me. The Psalms are like that, aren’t they? I’ve been reading and praying and writing about Him being our portion and inheritance. This was a wonderful prop for that! God bless you and your Psalm Sundays!

    • Deb, As I’m reading through the Bible with my Bible-in-a-year schedule, I find that I often just want to read Psalms instead of what is on the schedule. Know that I get to read one on Sunday helps me stay with the schedule. I’m glad this one blessed you. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  2. ” 8 I know the Lord is always with me.
    I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.”

    Wonderful assurance. Thanks, Linda.
    I’m navigating choppy waters right now. I am so thankful for His word and His timely reminders.

    Blessings and thanks for sharing. Please say thank you to your son for ‘randomly 😉 ‘ selecting exactly what I needed.

    Blessings,
    ann

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