“The Lord is my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot. The boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places for me; truly, I have a beautiful heritage.” (Psalm 16:5-6)
Oh, how I long to have the perspective David had when he penned these words. The wonderful thing to me is that we don’t know what David was looking at when he wrote them – was he on the rolling hills outside of Bethlehem tending his father’s sheep and taking note of the property lines of the family’s farm? Or was he standing atop his palace in Jerusalem and surveying the kingdom over which he ruled? We’re simply not told.
The truth is, because David had a heart that was fashioned after God’s own, he could have been anywhere, looking at anything, and maintained the same perspective. Whether in humble circumstances, or as the most powerful man in the land, David looked about him and was grateful for what he had. And as he assessed what the Lord had given him, David concluded that it was not simply “just enough,” but that it was pleasant and beautiful to him!
Can we say the same? If we will look to the Lord as our current Provider and our future inheritance, I believe we can! –Dave
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