For those about to read this scripture from David in Psalms 16: 1-10. Is your trust as deep as David’s when he flew to God’s protection from the evils of the world? Does your trust in Yeshua a confident one like David’s was (Psalms 16:1 Preserve me, O God!?
Can you pray this in the same confidence that God will keep you from the deaths and especially the sin, to which you are continually being exposed? Can you say like David for in thee, and only in thee, do I put my trust.
How many understand it is the duty and interest of all to subject our selves to Yeshua who as Adonai signifies My stayer, the strength of my heart. This has to be done with our souls? In this Psalm, we find David showing our Covenanting with God must be a heart-work, that is, all within us must be employed and engaged.
What this means, those who have avowed themselves to the Lord should often put themselves in mind of what they have done. Knowing you have said unto Yeshua, “Thou art my Lord.” Say it again, stand on it, abide by it, and never unsay it. You have said it? Take comfort in it and always live up to it. And keep your eyes fixed on him then you can know in your heart when you say you trust in him it is really from the heart, not just lip service.
What becomes aware is we are not honouring ourselves, but are in the service for the saints (Psalms 16:2-3). The depth of our devotion to Yeshua, like his devotion to the Father, we like Yeshua must be good and do good and do not expect happiness without goodness.
Whatever goodness is in us or is done by us, we must humbly acknowledge that it extends not to God so we cannot pretend to merit anything by it. The reality to all of this, God has no need for our services he is not benefited by them, nor can they add anything to his infinite perfection and blessedness.
God is infinitely above us, and happy without us, and whatever good we do it is all from him so that we are indebted to him, not he to us. So if God is ours, we must, for his sake, extend our goodness to the saints in the world for what is done to them he is pleased to take us as done to himself, having constituted them his receivers.
It is not enough for us to delight in the saints, but, as there is occasion. our goodness must extend to them we must be ready to show them the kindness they need, distribute to their necessities, and abound in the labour of love to them.
God disclaims the worship of all false gods and all communion with their worshippers, Psalms (16:4). He reads the doom of idolaters, who hasten after another God, being mad upon their idols, and pursuing them as eagerly as if they were afraid they would escape from them.
Their sorrows shall be multiplied, both by the judgments they bring upon themselves from the true God whom they forsake and by the disappointment, they will meet within the false gods they embrace.
Like David who repeats the solemn choice he made of God for his portion and happiness (Psalms 16:5), take ourselves the comfort of our choice (Psalms 16:6), and give God the glory of it (Psalms 16:7). In its gracious exercises, this is the language of a devout and pious soul.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient to our Lord Yeshua as a “Watchman.” I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua.“ “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength. In the name of Yeshua, we pray Amen and Amen.