Thursday, November 13, 2014

Today in the Word

I had to chuckle during my devotions this morning.  This passage, which is from Psalm 17, hit my funny bone, the one I broke on Tuesday.  The bold words are the ones I found especially smile producing.

5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. 
6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. 
7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. 
8 I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. 
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. 
10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. 
11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. 

I have always loved this passage.  The comfort it speaks of is not to be denied.  Another translation renders vs. 5 as ' The LORD  is my portion and my cup.  You have made my lot secure.  The boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places.'

Such a peaceful feeling, broken elbow aside, knowing that He has me in a pleasant place.  So thankful I broke my left arm and not my right.  Yes, there are bumps in life.  Mishaps happen.  But I will not be shaken.  

In His presence there is FULLNESS of joy.

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