The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed I have a beautiful inheritance.
Psalm 16:5 (ESV)
I’m not sure when David penned this psalm, but it certainly accurately reflected his view of his own life. The humble shepherd boy who became a mighty king showed a dramatic change of circumstances spelt out in God’s assessment as given through the prophet Nathan: I took you from the pasture and from following the flock, to be ruler over my people Israel (1 Chr.17:7). Pleasant places indeed!
But as I look back over my life, I am thankfully able to echo David’s words. The Lord has indeed given me a beautiful inheritance and surely, we can all say the same!
Daily Reading: Jeremiah 47