The Song of David


Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”

I say of the holy people who are in the land, “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”

Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more. I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods or take up their names on my lips.

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful or holy one see decay.

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 16:1-11

How many of us can say we have the faith of David?

When we can remember, like David, to keep our eyes fixed always on the Lord, we won’t be shaken. That doesn’t mean bad things won’t happen. It means that when they do happen, we remember to turn our eyes and keep them fixed on Jesus. In other words, we don’t look away. He is our protector.

When we stay focused on Jesus, it’s easy to stay on the path that leads us to Him.

This is one of my favorite Psalms. It speaks to a kind of faith I aspire to have.
And serves as a reminder as to why I need it.

Do you have a favorite Psalm?

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