God is Security, Now and Forever

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Psalm 16

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God is Security, Now and Forever

This is another messianic psalm, as you can see in verse 10. God did not leave Jesus in the grave to decay. In another sense, though, like all psalms, it’s for all of us, you included. It speaks of the joy and security now of following God, and also of future security in Him. If we follow God, our bodies may decay after death, but we will still be raised to live forever with Him. Choose your favorite bit of this psalm to write down, illustrate, and put up where you can see it.

Day 142

Preserve me, O Lord, for I take refuge in You. You are the only Lord of my life, and I trust You to stay with me always.

Today's Study Verses

Psalm 16:8

Psalm 16


16 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct 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 rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.