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Psalm 16 (ESV)


Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.”

As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
in whom is all my delight.

The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;
their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
or take their names on my lips.

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
I have set the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
my flesh also dwells secure.
10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
or let your holy one see corruption.

11 You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.




  1. This is a psalm of joy. David delighted in the Lord as “my” Lord. And he knew that without God he would not have anything (v2). David delighted in the people of God (v3).
  2. David took joy and comfort in the fact that God was the portion of his inheritance, and he knew that he had a good inheritance (vv5-6). David described the benefits of always setting the LORD before him (v8). This decision brought gladness and glory to David’s life (v11).
  3. Judging from your appointment calendar this past week, what do you “delight” in? How can you turn your delight from other things to God?



Stay with God for a little longer.  Continue to converse with God and listen to what He wants to tell you.  Then write down any thought and/or prayer in your spiritual journal.



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