Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Fulness of Joy

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure.
For you do not give me up to Sheol, or let your faithful one see the Pit.
You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
 
—Psalm 16:7-11

Calmly to rejoice is the lot of none but of them who have learned to place their confidence in God alone, and to commit their lives and safety to his protection.
—John Calvin (Commentary on Psalm 16:9)

What I consider to be my blessings, O God, are more often temptations to turn my eyes from you and seek my security in that which is not you. Dare I therefore pray, "Lead me not into temptation, but deliver me from the evil of material possessions?" At least I will pray for the grace that I may pray aright; in Jesus' Name. Amen.

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