Today’s passage: Psalm 16
- There is joy and delight in learning from and pursuing God.
- The world’s idea of a “love cup” or an “emotional bank account” always falls flat and leaves people frustrated and wanting more. The Lord is our cup AND our portion. The cup AND it’s contents. Everything else is a broken cistern.
- We don’t need people’s praise. We need God’s glory.
- When God’s glory is our greatest joy we can agree with David in verses 6 and 11.
- Both Peter and Paul quoted from this Psalm to point people to Christ. (Acts 2:25-31, Acts 13:35-37)
Questions to consider:
- Is there good apart from the Lord? What things (Truths or lies) make us think either correctly or wrongly about this question?
- What does this Psalm promise to those who run to different places/passions/people other than God for their joy (First line of verse 4)?
- Who are some of the other “gods” or idols that we tend to run to instead of God? Why is God better?