Psalm 16:11 – Verse of the Day 3/3/13
The Bible frequently utilizes the metaphor of a “path” or “way” as an image of the Christian life (see Proverbs 1-9). Psalm 16 depicts the Christian life as an unfolding process. Even though verse 10 speaks of the threat of death, the author here expresses unwavering trust in the Lord. The joy experienced in the presence of God is eternal and transcends even death itself.
When are you most likely to sense God’s presence? God promises us that He is always with us whether we sense it or not. Not only that, but he also promises us that one day we will experience that presence perfectly and fully. Spend some time in prayer thanking God for these promises and thinking about how the hope of eternal joy in the presence of the Lord should shape our attitude when we face trials and difficult life circumstances.