Personal Psalm – Psalm 16

 

Keep me safe, O God,
for I have come to you for refuge.

I say to You, “You are my Master!
Every good thing I have comes from you.”
The godly people in our land are my true heroes!
I take pleasure in them!
4 But, troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods.
I will not take part in their sacrifices or even speak the names of their gods.

Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
You guard all that is mine.
6 Everything you have given me is such a blessing. What a wonderful inheritance I have in you!

I will bless the Lord who guides me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I know You are always with me.
I will not be shaken, for You are right beside me.

No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.
My body rests in safety.
10 Even when I die, you will not leave my soul among the dead
or allow me to rot in the grave.
11 Every day you continue to show me the way of life,
granting me great joy in your presence
and the amazing pleasures of living with you forever.