Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Eternal pleasures

Tonight at Bible study, one of my friends offered Psalm 16:8 to our conversation.
As I read through the rest of the chapter, I couldn't help but be overwhelmed with 
God's goodness,
my weakness,
and the Lord's grace, strength, and provision.

 2 I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; 
   apart from you I have no good thing."
 5 LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup;
   you make my lot secure.
7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
   even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD.
   With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
   my body also will rest secure,
11 You make known to me the path of life;
   you will fill me with joy in your presence,
   with eternal pleasures at your right hand

Psalm 16:2, 5, 7-9, 11

Thank you, Lord, for the eternal perspective I find in you.
Thank you for the purpose I find in you.
Thank you for every good thing.
Thank you for your counsel and your instruction.
Thank you for your security and your protection.
Thank you for standing with me.
Thank you for your joy.
And thank you for friends who remind me of your promises.


  1. I really like this passage...and many parts stand out. My favorite..."I will not be shaken".....fitting in these times of today. Our hearts can so often feel shaken by all the unrest. It's good to remember and "faithfully and hopefully" hold on to this.