Psalm 16


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Psalm 16

  1. 1. Psalm 16 A Michtam of David Psalms 16, 56-60. A golden psalm? Rashi, “a Psalm to be carried”?
  2. 2. “Psalms while they are gospel and songs of praise they are also the Blues.” Bono
  3. 3. violence doubt despair hope
  4. 4. Psalm 16  1 Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. 2 O my soul, you have said to the LORD, “You are my Lord, Romans 10:13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
  5. 5. Psalm 16  Gospel My goodness is nothing apart from You.” 3 As for the saints who are on the earth, “They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.” God delights in us 
  6. 6. Joshua 24:15 “ …choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served …But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Psalm 16  4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips.
  7. 7. Psalm 16  1 Timothy 4:15 Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. 5 O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. 6 The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance.
  8. 8. Psalm 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within 7 I will bless the LORD me, bless His holy given me counsel; name! Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. Acts 2:25-28 Psalm 16  who has My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. 8 I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Christ keeps the law for us
  9. 9. Psalm 16  We delight in God  Acts 13:35 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. 10 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. David’s speaks of himself but is really speaking of Christ. Peter and Paul speak of Christ but is also true of all who are in Christ!!!
  10. 10. Psalm 16  11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Christ shows us the way. He is the way. True joy comes from being in Christ’s presence. We are to enjoy God forever.
  11. 11. Psalm 16: Summary Because of Christ God delights in us. False gods will only make us increasingly miserable. Meditate day and night on who you are in Christ. Christ keeps the Law perfectly for us. Delight in God. Enjoy him forever.
  12. 12. Psalm 16: The gospel call If you are not in Christ God is angry with your sin. False gods cannot save you from God’s anger. You can’t keep God’s Law and earn God’s approval. Turn to God. Trust in Christ and enjoy him forever.