Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus!

Welcome to my first ever blog and post. To begin with, I’d like to touch on my plan for developing the blog portion of this personal website.

My aim is to slowly write about Psalm 16 while I study it during the coming months because every time I read it, I think it’s like a vast field someone needs to mow. Yet I want to just walk in it all day and relish every blade of grass in this goodness-filled, inspiring Messianic psalm. So, please don’t expect me to make many swaths in any single post.

Rather in acknowledging me as your Christian sister, please feel free to join me in this open, online study. All on-point comments will be welcomed.

The psalm in its entirety:

Psalm 16:1-11 Michtam of David. Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. 2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee; 3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight. 4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. 5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. 6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. 7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct 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. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. 10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Thanks be to God for giving us this wonderful psalm to consider on a whole. It is the secret pre-incarnate voice of Christ in his divinity, the Word, God, speaking what he would later say while walking in his humanity as Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Indeed, it is “The Golden Psalm” written by the hand of David and notably quoted from by the apostles Peter and Paul. This much preachers and commentators of old have already taught me.

But I don’t want to get ahead of my Psalm 16 study by going into details in this introductory post. So I’ll conclude by stating my hope that, Lord willing, close examining posts will soon follow.

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