As we come to the final part of this Psalm we find something rarely mentioned in the Old Testament. Verse 10 talks about what David was expecting and then he prophesied about the coming Messiah (Jesus Christ the Lord). The verse says: “For you will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will nor will you allow your Holy One to see corruption”. NLT  “Rot in the grave”. Most commentaries refer to Sheol as a Hebrew belief that it is the resting place of the departed spirits of all people, but also a place where God remembers His people. Old Testament was so different to what happens to us because of Jesus dying on the cross and rising again on the third day, that is when Jesus defeated death and released those who had been captive in Sheol. Today we have a choice of heaven or hell, David had great confidence in his God that he would not be forgotten when he died, he knew he would be rewarded for being “A man after God’s own heart”. The second part of this verse is so profound David is saying through the Holy Spirit that Jesus would not stay in the grave and this is exactly what happened. This is one of the many prophesies about Jesus that was declared hundreds of years before Jesus was born, this gives us great confidence to trust and live by God’s word. Verse 11 says: “You will show me the path of life, in your presence is fullness of joy, at your right hand there are pleasures forevermore”. I am so encouraged by the confidence that David expressed in his God, this is one area of our lives where being confident in our Saviour determines our outlook on life. I am amazed as I look back over my life at the many times now I see the hand of God guiding my life. There have been too many to elaborate further, I am so blessed to be living where I live as I write this blog. It is so good as we continually commit our lives to Him He shows us the right path to take. This verse goes on to say “In your presence is fullness of Joy” This is why I am so content and happy, I am experiencing His presence in an ever-increasing measure and it is so wonderful to experience.  These last 9 years living without the love of my life, except for missing Barbara, have been the greatest years of my life. My son created the web page to display my writings and Blogs have told me that each month over 200 people look at my web page from all over the world, I am so blessed. The verse goes on to say “At your right hand there are pleasures for evermore”. It is so to be reminded of the goodness of God every day, as we have looked at this Psalm we have certainly been encouraged to experience “ The hope of the faithful, and the Messiah’s victory”. Living with Jesus is certainly a blessed life.


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  1. I cannot imagine what life would be like without having Christ in my life. He definitely gives you peace the world only worries.

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