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  • Writer's pictureCiarra Massey

Psalm 16

I was supposed to do a "Psalm Saturday" this past weekend but it somehow never happened. Well, that's life I guess! Anywho, we will continue like I never missed a beat. Here goes!

Psalm 16 has been one of my favorite Psalms for awhile now. It reminds believers of the intimacy God has with His children.

Quick Bible lesson: Do you know why the word "Lord" is in all capital letters sometimes but not other times? There's actually a really cool reason for that. When you see the word LORD, it means/is referring YHWH, or Yahweh. When you see the word Lord, it means/is referring Messiah.

Take note of how David references both God the Father (Yahweh) and God the Son (Messiah) in this Psalm below!

Confidence in the LORD

“Protect me, God, for I take refuge in You.

I said to Yahweh, “You are my Lord;

I have nothing good besides You.”

As for the holy people who are in the land,

they are the noble ones.

All my delight is in them.

The sorrows of those who take another

god for themselves will multiply;

I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood, and I will not speak their names with my lips.

LORD, You are my portion and

my cup of blessing;

You hold my future.

The boundary lines have fallen

for me in pleasant places;

indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

I will praise the LORD who counsels me —

even at night my conscience instructs me.

I keep the LORD in mind always.

Because He is at my right hand,

I will not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad and

my spirit rejoices;

my body also rests securely.

For You will not abandon me to Sheol;

You will not allow

Your Faithful One to see decay.

You reveal the path of life to me;

in Your presence is abundant joy;

in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.”

‭‭ Psalms‬ ‭16:1-11‬ ‭

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