Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, you have said to the Lord, You are my Lord; My goodness is nothing apart from You. As for the saints who are on the earth, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.
Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, nor take up their names on my lips.
O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good inheritance.
I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; my heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in my hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16 NKJV
These are such beautiful words it is hard to believe they were written by a man. David was greatly blessed by God. The Lord referred to David as a man after His own heart.
When the Ark of the Covenant was brought into Jerusalem David removed his kingly garments. They represented pride and self-reliance. He danced before the Lord with inexpressible joy. David’s love for God and commitment to the Lord was strong and true.
David committed a great sin by abusing his power and authority to satisfy his fleshly desires. When we read the things David wrote we see a man who was overcome by the goodness and mercy of God before his sin and after.
David’s love and commitment for God was so overwhelming He could write and speak such beautiful words as these!
The Lord wants us to know what David knew. His loves for us is unconditional and everlasting. He wants us to have the same love and commitment for God David had.
The Lord places great value on His relationship with us. No power on the earth below or in heaven above can stop Jesus from holding out His hand of love and mercy to us.
God created us to love Him and be loved by Him. He created us to live with Him in the Sonlight of His love. No power or created thing will prevent Jesus from showering His great love upon us!
Will you choose to receive God’s love today? The Lord has already made a way for you to spend eternity basking in the Sonlight of His love. The doorway that leads to the presence of God is Jesus Christ.
Remove the false garments of pride and self-reliance. Choose to live with Jesus and for Jesus today. Surrender your heart and life to the Lord one day at a time. Choose to live with Jesus throughout eternity. Enjoy the good pleasure of Almighty God forever!
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