Psalm 16: God the Supreme Good
1 A miktam of David.
Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge;
2 I say to the Lord, “My Lord are you.
Apart from you I have no good.”
3 How wonderfully has he made me cherish
the holy ones who are in his land!
4 They multiply their sorrows who court other gods.
Blood libations to them I will not pour out,
nor will I take their names upon my lips.
5 O Lord, my allotted portion and my cup,
you it is who hold fast my lot.
6 For me the measuring lines have
fallen on pleasant sites;
fair to me indeed is my inheritance.
7 I bless the Lord who counsels me;
even in the night my heart exhorts me.
8 I set the Lord ever before me;
with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices,
my body, too, abides in confidence;
10 Because you will not abandon my soul to the nether world,
nor will you suffer your faithful one to undergo corruption.
11 You will show me the path to life,
fullness of joys in your presence,
the delights at your right hand forever.
Psalm 16 is rich in meaning. The message to us in this scripture is an important one: to remain faithful to God always. He looks out for and cares for us, loving, protecting, and providing for us always. David’s words in Psalm 16 are so beautiful, reminding us to keep our focus on and our hope, trust, and faith in God at all times, for He is worthy of our faithfulness. Psalm 16 is a wonderful psalm to use as a prayer. Pull out your Catholic Bible to read this scripture slowly, allowing your thoughts to ponder the goodness of God and decide how you will respond to Him.
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