Scholars have agreed that Psalm 16 is prophetic and describes a prayer from the Lord Jesus to His Father. As one reads the work, it is striking to think of the conversation between Son and Father. Jesus was God Man and as Paul so eloquently described in Philippians 2 Jesus emptied Himself of His Godhood and became a willing and humble sacrifice. He did so eyes wide open.
Make no mistake, Christ’s sacrifice was just that! As David penned this prayer, who would have guessed it the prayer of the “Son of David, the Son of Man.” David allows us to listen in to our Savior’s prayer to the Father and understand Jesus’ passion for the Father and love for us.
I pray we too can embrace the Lord’s heart for the Father and complete faith. God asks us to follow Him and trust Him as Jesus did. If we will, we will also experience the true peace and fruit that comes from living sacrificially like Christ.
God Bless You
Keep me safe, my God,
for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,
“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names on my lips.
5 Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful[b] one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.