Psalm 16:1,2

Psalm 16:1,2

Psalm 16

“Keep me safe, O God,” [You can  do this so easily, Lord Jesus, my Good Shepherd, for you are incredibly powerful, deeply wise, completely all-knowing, totally all-seeing, passionately loving and whole-heartedly compassionate.  I can cry out to you, know that you will hear, know that you will answer in the best way. Praise be to you.]

“for in you I take refuge.” [This is my part, coming to you, meditating on Scripture, thinking Truth, trusting, praising before any answer comes.  Prayer without trust and obedience does not “work.”  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 will do, making us responsible.]

Psa 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.  What you command I must do and will do.]

“apart from you I have no good thing.” [This is a full focus on Truth—only you are truly Good; all else that I have is chaff, temporary, worthless in the long run.  This is an echo of Asaph’s declaration, “Whom have I in heaven but you?  And earth has nothing I desire besides you!” (Psalm 73.)  To live this Truth is freeing, is powerful, is focusing: “apart from YOU I have no good thing!”  All else must be viewed in relation to you, each one being elements for stewardship, tools, means of obeying and glorifying you.  It is in you that all comes together.

Praise be to you, Lord God, Heavenly Father, King Jesus, Holy Spirit, for you are the reason for existence, the focal point of life, the eternal and infinite God. I bow down before you, praise you, love you, glory in you, honor you, exalt your name and your Word, rejoice in you, revel in you, obey you for your honor.  May you be exalted in my life today.

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