Psalms 16 Fullness of Joy

In Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand are pleasures evermore Ps 16:11 img_2037

Life is not easy life. Sorrow interferes and we have absence of joy in place of full joy. ‘Fullness of joy’: means perfection of joy, and the absence interference. This deals with our heartbreaks.

Fullness of joy is only found in Gods Presence, without Him there is no joy. “In thy presence is fullness of Joy”. Gods Presence is, the Triune God, Father, Son, and Spirit, one God.

In His presence there is always fullness of joy. God the Son is now the God/man, who took our human nature into union with His Person. This union is permanent, and will never be reversed. He will be visible to our human eyes, and He Himself looks forward to the time when He will have all His people with Him. “Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory” (John 17:24). That will be fullness of joy.

We taste the joy of heaven now by meditating on the truths of the word of God, in Gods Word we get the atmosphere of Heaven. Charles Spurgeon wrote; a little faith will get us to heaven and a lot of faith will bring Heaven to us. Faith grows by consuming Gods Word.

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A CRY FOR PROTECTION V.1-2    Preserve me,
TO THE ONLY ALMIGHTY O God:
TO THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE       for in You do I put my trust.
WHO KEEPS ALL HIS PROMISES my soul, you have said to the LORD,
WHO CONTROLS ALL THE POSSIBILITIES You are my Lord:
WHO ALONE IS MY PROFICIENCY nothing makes sense without You
A CONTENTMENT FOR THE PRIVILEGED V.3
THEY ARE SEPARATE But to the believers that are in the earth,
THEY ARE SPECIAL and to the excellent,
THEY ARE SATISFYING in who is all my delight.
A COLLAPSE FOR PRETENDERS V.4-5
THEY ARE TRAUMATIZED Their sorrows shall be multiplied
THEY ARE TREACHEROUS that hasten after another god:
THEY ARE DESERTED their drink offerings of blood will I not offer,
THEY ARE DISCARDED nor take up their names into my lips.
A CELEBRATION FOR OUR PROSPERITY V.6-8
THE LORD IS MY REWARD The LORD is the portion of my inheritance
THE LORD IS MY REFRESHMENT and of my cup:
THE LORD IS MY RELIEF You maintain my lot.
THE LORD IS MY REAL ESTATE The lines are fallen to me in pleasant places;,
THE LORD IS MY RICHES I have a good heritage.
THE LORD IS MY RESOLUTION I will bless the LORD,
THE LORD IS MY RESOURCE who has given me counsel:
THE LORD IS MY REFLECTION my soul also instruct me in the night seasons.
THE LORD IS MY REMEMBRANCE I have set the LORD always before me:
THE LORD KEEPS ME FROM BEING RATTLED
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved
A CALCULATION OF MY POSSESSIONS V.9-11
I HAVE PLEASURE IN MY INNER FEELINGS Therefore my heart is glad,
I HAVE PLEASURE IN MY OUTER EXPRESSIONS and my glory rejoices
MY ENTIRE BEING IS AT PEACE my flesh also shall rest in hope.
I WILL BE RESURRECTED For you wilt not leave my soul in hell;
I WILL BE RESTORED neither will you suffer me to see corruption.
I WILL BE REVIVED You will show me the path of life:
I WILL BE REJUVENATED in Your presence is fulness of joy;
I WILL BE RELAXED at Your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

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