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Psalms 16 Commentary

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Psalm 16:1-4 meaning

David turns to the Lord for his safety and refuge and acknowledges that the only path to true safety is in the Lord.

Psalm 16:5-6 meaning

Our situations and circumstances may seem difficult or confusing, but God is always at work in our life and we can take comfort and be at peace knowing it is God that is directing our lives.

Psalm 16:7-8 meaning

David is focused on the Lord and through that focus he experiences the continual presence and instruction of the Lord. His refuge in the Lord also comes through this focus.

Psalm 16:9-12 meaning

Our heart is glad and we rejoice, not so much in earthly things or as a result of our circumstances, but because of who God is and what He will do. We can trust Him to lead us and make His will and His presence known to us, which will bring us the fullness of joy.