Thursday, February 15, 2018

Psalm 119:57-60 NIV 2011

You are my portion, Lord; I have promised to obey your words. I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes. I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.

 

The author’s choice of “portion” would lead the reader to believe he was a priest or Levite. Psalm 73:26, a Psalm of Asaph, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” David sought the Lord consistently. 1 Chronicles 16:11, “Look to the Lord and his strength, seek his face always.” Joshua obediently served God as he renewed the Covenant at Shechem. Joshua 24:14, “Now, fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness.” The Lord sustains and preserves the life of all who place their trust in Him.

 

Jeremiah wrote, “The Lord is my portion.” If we have the Lord, we need nothing else. The question is this, “what do we need in the twenty-first century?” The world would have us believe we need to have _______ (fill in the blank). The more I spend time daily in God’s Word the dimmer the world’s view become. In the Lord, I have something that transcends any trial, tragedy or trouble. He sustains and preserves my life because I placed my trust in Him.

 

What beyond the Lord do we need?

 

Preserved and sustained,

S

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