Psalm 16:9-11 (The Voice)
This is a good life—my heart is glad, my soul is full of joy,
and my body is at rest.
Who could want for more?
You will not abandon me to experience death and the grave
or leave me to rot alone.
Instead, You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life.
As I walk with You, the pleasures are never-ending,
and I know true joy and contentment.
This Psalm is accredited to King David. David had his share of victories and challenges. Even when things were tragic, the pursuit of Saul on his life, the death of his son, the rebellion of his people, he chose to focus on God and the good.
David and God had a close relationship. Even when David was a young shepherd, he could be found out in the pastures singing and playing worship songs to God on his lyre.
There is a messianic passage in this psalm, where David prophetically announces “You will not abandon me to experience death and the grave or leave me to rot alone.” This was given to David to speak of Jesus’s resurrection.
Many of David’s Psalms are prophetic. During times of worship as you focus on our Heavenly Father, you will build your relationship with Him and He will even share His secrets with you.
David rose from shepherd to King. He reigned over Israel for forty years, he saw his son Solomon, whom he chose, succeed him; and the Bible says he died of old age. (1 Kings 2:1) As you walk with the Lord daily, as David did, you will deepen your relationship with Him. You will find yourself content as He “directs you down a path that leads to beautiful life.” As you worship Him, His presence will restore and energize you, you will discover the divine design for which you have been created and a purposeful incredible future.