A Godly Inheritance

“The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance” (Psalm 16:6).

Today we look again at David’s statements in Psalm 16. Here he speaks about a beautiful inheritance which God had prepared for him. We recall in yesterday’s study how David came from humble beginnings. David was a shepherd, a musician who played in the King’s court, a Psalmist and worshipper. David went on to slay Goliath and to kill up to ten thousand men on the battlefield. David was also anointed by Samuel as the next King of Israel. How does someone from such humble beginnings rise to a place of prominence and take the place of a King?

No wonder David offers glory to God and reflects on the blessings which had been bestowed on him. David has been referred to in the bible as a man after God’s own heart. “The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be prince over his people”(1 Samuel 13:14).

It was Nathan who prophesied to David about God’s plans to establish his defendants. “And I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly” (2 Samuel 7:9-10).

David gives glory to God for blessing him and recalls all that God had done to bless his people Israel. David was of the seed of Abraham who God had promised to bring into a land of blessing. “And you established for yourself your people Israel to be your people forever. And you, O Lord, became their God” (2 Samuel 7:24).

And as children of God, we are of Abraham’s seed and have been grafted into the promise. So we walk in the blessing of that inheritance and we declare that we have a beautiful inheritance.


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