Good morning y’all. Today we looking at Psalm 16.
I am reading from The Message version. Be Blessed 🙂
In verse 1 and 2, David realises that only in God can He find true safety. He says:
“Keep me safe, O God, I’ve run for dear life to you. I say to God , “Be my Lord!” Without you, nothing makes sense” (Psalms 16:1-2 MSG).
I agree with David here, that without God, nothing in this world makes sense. Remove God from the equation, and everything no longer has meaning. All that we need and want consists in Him. He is the source of it all and everything finds its place in him. I love how the message version explains this in Colossians 1:15-20
“We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels— everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body. He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross”.
Also Col 2:9-10 says: “Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything” (MSG).
Friends, as I read this psalm, it made me realise that God is all I need. As long as I have him on my side then I’m good. Nothing the enemy tries can succeed unless God allows it for a purpose.
Human or things cannot satisfy us. Maybe they can for a while, but there will come a time when they can’t satisfy us any longer. That longing and vaccum can only be satisfied by God. I’m reminded of the story of the woman at the well in John 4. When Jesus met her, she had been with 5 men. I’m sure she was going round men cos she was looking for acceptance, love, companionionship, comfort, security…etc. She was looking for all of it in the wrong places until the day she met Jesus. He didnt have to touch her physically for him to make the difference or satisfy her. He touched her soul and gave her of the living water that never ever shall run dry. Jesus met her greatest need. He showed her love without demanding something back in return. His love was not conditional. She didn’t have to be perfect to enjoy his love. She was so amazed at Jesus that she ran to the town to tell everyone about this man who made the difference in her life.
See David’s statement from verse 5-11
“My choice is you, God , first and only. And now I find I’m your choice! You set me up with a house and yard. And then you made me your heir! The wise counsel God gives when I’m awake is confirmed by my sleeping heart. Day and night I’ll stick with God ; I’ve got a good thing going and I’m not letting go. I’m happy from the inside out, and from the outside in, I’m firmly formed. You canceled my ticket to hell— that’s not my destination! Now you’ve got my feet on the life path, all radiant from the shining of your face. Ever since you took my hand, I’m on the right way” ( Psalm 16:5-11 MSG)
Friends, I’m encouraging you to try Jesus today. He is all you need. Stick with him and He won’t fail you. You don’t need to look elsewhere for a love that cannot satisfy. His love is all you need. He cares for you. He said he will never leave you, nor forsake you ( Hebrews 13:5). What more assurance do you need? He went to the cross for you even when you had not yet acknowledged him (Romans 5:8). He chose you and had you in mind even before you were conceived (Jeremiah 1:5). He says “I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!” (Jeremiah 31:3 MSG).
What are you waiting for? Try Jesus today, He is all you need!
Dear Lord we thank you for today. Thanks for reminding is that you are all we need and want. Everything is found in you; who is the giver of life and fountain of living water. Help us always remember you are all we need and to keep trusting you.Thank you dear Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Thanks for joining today.
Have a blessed day and remember Jesus is all you need 🙂
***With God all things are possible***