Psalm 16 is a Psalm of David where he begins by asking God to preserve him.  He then proclaims that all goodness he has, comes from the LORD. Therefore, he rejects all false gods or those who seek them. David also express hope that the LORD will never abandon him, even in death.  He expresses his trust in eternal life when he writes, “For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.” Peter and Paul both refer to Jesus (the Greater David) by quoting this passage.  The reason all who know the LORD have real hope in eternal life, is because Jesus rose from the grave conquering sin and death. LORD, thank You for conquering sin on my behalf through the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.

– Bryan McKenzie

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