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I said to the Lord, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.” 

The godly people in the land are my true heroes! I take pleasure in them. Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods. I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood or even speak the names of their gods. Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. Psalm 16:2-5 (NLT)

Heavenly Father, as we meditate on these words of David, our response is quick and simple. “Amen, amen, and amen.” You are our Master and Redeemer, Creator and Re-Creator, Father and Inheritance.

Every good thing we have comes from you—the fountain of pleasure and all delights, the wellspring of joy and deep satisfaction, the God from whom all blessings flow. You give cheerfully, not begrudgingly. You love lavishly, not reservedly. You redeem fully, not partially. In your time and in your way, you will make all things new, and all things beautiful.

Of all the idols and inheritances our tempt-able, wandering hearts might chase after, you alone are to be desired and treasured. Compared to you, all other gold is fool’s gold; all other currencies are garish counterfeits, and all other riches are rotting rubbish.

Father, by the grace and truth of the gospel, you have changed the price tags in our lives, and have turned things ride side up. Life is now Christ, and death has become gain. Boasting in weakness is freedom, posing and pretending are slavery. Humility is the way up, and pride is the way down. Performance-based living is a dark curse and boasting in Christ is a great joy.

Indeed, our eternal Hero is Jesus; and our earthly heroes are those who show us more of His beauty and bounty. Because of the bitter cup Jesus drank, our cup is now a bottomless cup of mercy, grace, and love. We are grateful, Father. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus’ tender and trustworthy name.

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