Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Psalm 16

1 Keep me safe, O God,  for in you I take refuge.
 2 I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord;
       apart from you I have no good thing."

 3 As for the saints who are in the land,
       they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight. 
 4 The sorrows of those will increase
       who run after other gods.
       I will not pour out their libations of blood
       or take up their names on my lips.

 5 LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup;
       you have made my lot secure.

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

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

 8 I have set the LORD always before me.
       Because he is at my right hand,
       I will not be shaken.

 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
       my body also will rest secure,

 10 because you will not abandon me to the grave, [c]
       nor will you let your Holy One 
[d] see decay.
 11 You have made [e] known to me the path of life;
       you will fill me with joy in your presence,
       with eternal pleasures at your right hand.


God alone is his refuge - verse 1
God alone is the 'good thing'- verse 2
God's people is the object of his delight- verse 3
God's provision alone is his security- verse 5
God's wisdom alone is his delight- verse 6
God's promise of eternal life is the reason why his whole being rejoices- v9
God's presence is the source of his joy v11