Psalm 16:1 “Keep me safe, O God,”
[And You can easily do this, Lord Jesus, for as my Good Shepherd you are incredibly powerful, deeply wise, all-knowing, all-present and all-seeing, living outside of time. You are passionately loving and whole-heartedly compassionate. I can cry out to you, knowing that you will hear and that you will answer in the best way. Praise be to you.
“for in you I take refuge.”
[This is my part, it is not automatic. I must cooperate with you, coming to you, thinking Truth, meditating on Scripture and obeying you. I am called to trust you, praising before any answer comes. As it says in Psalm 62:2 “You only are my Rock, my Salvation and my High Tower,” if I stay up in you “I will never be shaken.” As always, it is a partnership between you, Lord, and your children. I praise you for how you call us to join you in what you are doing, making us responsible, giving us the power of causality, as Pascal said.]
Psalm 16:2 “I said to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord;’”
[This is a statement of surrender—you are my Adonai, my Authority, the One I obey, the One who has the right to demand absolute obedience while promising absolute provision for our obedience.
To say “You are my Lord” means, “What you command, I will do.” That is why it says in Romans 10:9 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Part of being born again is the surrender to Jesus as our Lord, our King, our final Authority. And that is a decision we are called on to reaffirm with each situation that confronts us.
The question always is, “Who will I trust? Who will I surrender to?” Hopefully it will not be to our own understanding, or the desires of others, but to the Lord of the universe, the Breather of the stars, the Spinner of the earth, the beginner of time and the Ender of history]