Psalms of Honesty and Truth
We have a ton of choices in our world today. Maybe, we have too many choices, causing too many complicated decisions, robbing us of our peace. We can choose among many kinds of products that supposedly we cannot live without. There are even many kinds of the kinds of products. I ran out of toothpaste and was shopping for more. I thought I might try something new. After reading the labels of a few dozen or more kinds, spending way too much time staring at the shelves, I walked away with the one I have always used. It gets the job done. It cleans my teeth. Whew. I don’t need this kind of pressure in my life. I will stick to what I know works!
David says why shop for gods and brands of gods who you cannot rely on and will let you down. God is not for sale. We choose Him. He chooses us. Simple. Don’t make it complicated. We love Him BECAUSE He first loved us. Abide with Him and He will abide with us. He never changes. He is always the same, the One and Only who saves us, so why go shopping for anyone or anything else?
This next Psalm should be the life song of our lives….
Psalm 16, The Message
A David Song
1-2 Keep me safe, O God,
I’ve run for dear life to you.
I say to God, “Be my Lord!”
Without you, nothing makes sense.
3 And these God-chosen lives all around—
what splendid friends they make!
4 Don’t just go shopping for a god.
Gods are not for sale.
I swear I’ll never treat god-names
5-6 My choice is you, God, first and only.
And now I find I’m your choice!
You set me up with a house and yard.
And then you made me your heir!
7-8 The wise counsel God gives when I’m awake
is confirmed by my sleeping heart.
Day and night I’ll stick with God;
I’ve got a good thing going and I’m not letting go.
9-10 I’m happy from the inside out,
and from the outside in, I’m firmly formed.
You canceled my ticket to hell—
that’s not my destination!
11 Now you’ve got my feet on the life path,
all radiant from the shining of your face.
Ever since you took my hand,
I’m on the right way.
Pause to realize the goodness and steadfastness of our God.
Stay with God and develop your relationship with Him as you would your best friend.
David expresses pure joy, “from the inside out and outside in” for his relationship with God. Is Jesus Christ the Lord of your life? Have you accepted your inheritance, and are you making the most of it for His glory? Do you anticipate being with Christ in glory? Is He the joy of your life today? For if He isn’t, when will you be prepared to enjoy Him for all eternity?
“Ever since you took my hand, I’m on the right way.”
I love you, Lord with all that is in me. In Jesus Name, Amen