Psalm 16 is a heartfelt acknowledgment of God as the ultimate source of protection, guidance, and eternal joy. It emphasizes the value of placing trust in God rather than in worldly pursuits or other gods. The psalmist recognizes God as the giver of all good things, from pleasant earthly experiences to eternal life. The overarching message is one of faith and contentment in God’s presence, reassuring believers that a life anchored in God is secure and filled with everlasting joy.

Psalm 16

1  (Michtam of David.) Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

2  O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

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3  But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
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4  Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

5  The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

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6  The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

7  I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

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

9  Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

10  For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

11  Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

End of Psalm 16

1 Year Plan: Feb 9 - Ex 34, Ex 35, Ps 16, Ps 17

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