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Read Psalm 16

Monday

Read Psalm 16


      Protect me, O God; I trust in you for safety.
     2I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
     all the good things I have come from you.”

     3How excellent are the LORD’s faithful people!
     My greatest pleasure is to be with them.

     4Those who rush to other gods
     bring many troubles on themselves.x I will not take part in their sacrifices;
     I will not worship their gods.

     5You, LORD, are all I have,
     and you give me all I need;
     my future is in your hands.
     6How wonderful are your gifts to me;
     how good they are!

     7I praise the LORD, because he guides me,
     and in the night my conscience warns me.
     8I am always aware of the LORD’s presence;
     he is near, and nothing can shake me.

     9And so I am thankful and glad,
     and I feel completely secure,
     10because you protect me from the power of death.
     I have served you faithfully,
     and you will not abandon me to the world of the dead.

     11You will show me the path that leads to life;
     your presence fills me with joy
     and brings me pleasure for ever.

Think


In a world that often seems to lack hope the Psalmist reminds us to look at God again.  He invites us to follow his example - see verse 8 "I am always aware of the LORD's presence; he is near, and nothing can shake me."

Pray


Meditate on verse 5: "You, LORD, are all I have, and you give me all I need;; my future is in your hands.  How wonderful are your gifts to me; how good they are!"

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