The Lord is Before Me

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So, I couldn’t help it.
I was reading Psalm 16 this morning, and had an accompanying devotional reading on the same passage, and I couldn’t help it – I had to share it!

Psalm 16

    A miktam of David.  
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.c]’>[c]
   nor will you let your Holy Onee]’>[e] known to me the path of life;
   you will fill me with joy in your presence,
   with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Look at verse 8 – I have set the LORD always before me.  What does that mean?  Think about that, meditate on that for a minute.  Stay focused on Him.  Revere and worship Him – always.

Here’s what the writer of the devotional had to say:
If David is a worshiper’s great example, Jesus is the great fulfillment of our desire.  His Spirit in us worships God as He worshiped God on earth.  David tried to make everything in his life point to God.  Jesus not only tried, He succeeded.
Our priority, according to Scripture, must be God Himself.  Not the tings God gives us, but God.  Not the ways God leads us, but God.  Not even the worship of God, but God.  It’s so easy to understand, so hard to grasp.  Be relentless about it.  Set the Lord always before you.


Have a wonderful day friends!