This year, I'm sharing my "Treasures" of my study of my "Ponder the Morsels" book. I've picked 31 Psalms to study throughout 2013. Today I studied Psalm 16. Here is what I learned.
I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Psalm 16:8 (AMP)
He is ever present with me; at all times He goes before me. I will not live in fear or abandon my calling because He stands at my right hand. Psalm 16:8 (VOICE)
I am always aware of the Lord's presence; he is near, and nothing can shake me. Psalm 16:8 (GNT)
"I have set the Lord always before me." David did not by fits and starts set the Lord before him; but he "always" set the Lord before him in his course; he had his eye upon the Lord, and so much the Hebrew word imports: I have equally set the Lord before me; that is the force of the original word, that is, I have set the Lord before me, at one time as well as another, without any irregular affections or passions, etc. In every place, in every condition, in every company, in every employment, and in every enjoyment, I have set the Lord equally before me; and this raised him, and this will raise any Christian, by degrees, to a very great height of holiness. Thomas Brooks
In every place, in every condition, in every company, in every employment, and in every enjoyment........Everywhere—all the time. God is with me, it’s up to me to acknowledge that fact and act in accordance with that fact.
When I was younger, and I’d ask my parents if I could do something, they’d ask me a question. “Would you want to take Jesus with you?” The concept made me think. That’s the very concept of Psalm 16:8. God IS with me, but does that fact have an impact on my actions, attitudes and words?
God is everywhere—all the time, and is with me and to create a positive day, I must allow that fact to impact me.