Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the three-year lectionary.
Psalm 16 speaks from a fascinating perspective. It has clear signs of speaking as from God the Son. See in verses 10-11 there is a very strong hint of the death and resurrection of Christ. Christ is the one who truly delights in God. But at the same time we can all look to Jesus and his work on behalf of his people to find the presence of the Lord which the Psalmist longs for.
There’s an exclusive claim in this Psalm as well. Following the other gods, the false gods, is of no avail. It is an offense to the true God. Therefore, we avoid false worship. Rather, we look to the true God, the creator and sustainer of all. We are informed by His Word day and night. There we find security.
As we enter the season of Easter, then, we find that our security is in the resurrected Lord Jesus, the one who did not see corruption. Even death could not keep him. Therefore, as we walk in the light of the resurrection, we can also trust that death will not keep us. The lines fall for us in pleasant places. We have a beautiful inheritance, to be received by grace through faith.
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