Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Where Is The Good In Life. Psalm 16:2

Where is the good in our lives? Where does it come from and how do we get more?

"I said to the Lord, "You are my Lord; apart form you I have no good thing.'" Psalm 16:2, NIV.

These words come from an ancient psalm written by David.

David acknowledges the good he had rather than seeking good.  We should acknowledge the good in our lives.  We have many good things in our world, at this time in human history.  We have advances in technology, and science to give safety, health, comfort, personal meaning, and peace in our communities.  Even the poorest person has material possessions undreamed of by earlier generations. Of course God is the All-powerful Author of all good things, and it is by His will these good things are permitted to exist.  Therefore, we should be grateful to the Lord for all these blessings we currently have, and we should give Him thanks.

The author, was so wrapped up with God that any good he had or knew was one and the same with God.  He was saying, "God is good- if something is truly good it must come from God."  When he says, "Apart from you I have no good thing," he does more than just acknowledges that God is in all, but God and good are one.  Often we see the good in our lives as being the result of our own sweat, creativity and work, but it ultimately is from God.  The good things we have are God's expressions of Himself to us.

He felt that if The Lord left him there would be noting good left.  He clings to God saying, "You are my Lord." He is not passive but takes ownership of his relationship with a commitment to God; he will not be separate from God.

We should see the good things in our lives as from The Almighty, and the best thing we can do is to be close to Him.  We should say like the psalmist, "I do not want to be apart from God."

We want good things, a good job, a good marriage, a good home, a good reputation, good health, and a good bank account, etc. but we need to find those things in and through God. It begins by  saying, "You are my Lord."

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(c)Adron Dozat

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