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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)

Lord Jesus, as we meditate on these words of King David, our response is simply, “Amen, and make it even more true.” You are our perfect Savior, loving Master, and incomparable Inheritance.

And what a kind and generous Master you are. You created us for life in a garden paradise and redeemed us for an eternal life beyond our greatest imagining. Every good thing we have comes from you. What master ever died to make his subjects his beloved bride?

You are the fountain of pleasure and the river of lasting delight—the wellspring of joy and the source of deepest satisfaction. You give cheerfully, not begrudgingly. You love lavishly, not reservedly. You redeem fully, not partially.

In your time, and in your way, Jesus, you will make all things new and beautiful. For you aren’t just the Master of souls, but of solar systems, societies, and seas. Make these affirmations more real to us than the air we breathe and the sky above.

Of all inheritances our tempt-able, wandering hearts might run after, Jesus, you alone are to be treasured. Compared to you, all other gold is fool’s gold, all other currencies are counterfeit, and all other riches are rubbish.

To live is to know you, and death is to gain more of you. Boasting in weakness is freedom, and pretending is slavery. Humility is the way up, and pride is the way down. Hope is certain, and fears are crumbling. We are so glad to be yours, Lord Jesus. So very Amen we pray, in your wonderful and merciful name.

 

 

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