Past, present and future with God

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 16 (day six)
We do not know when David wrote Psalm 16.  We know that he was old enough to look back  on his past experiences with God, look around at this present standing with God, and look forward to a secure future with God.  In vs 2, he says, “I said to the Lord: I have no good besides You.”  A watershed moment in the past that David still remembers.  Have you had such a similar moment of verbal commitment?   Vs 5 says  “The Lord is the portion of my inheritance.”  This is David’s present confident assurance.  Vs 10-11 says,   “You will not abandon my soul to Sheol. . .you will make known to me the path of life.”  This is David’s perspective on the days that stretch out ahead, his certainty that God will continue to lead.  In a heart of true faith, the past prepares us for the present which teaches us to have confidence for the future.

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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