In Psalm 16, David prays, “The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.” (Psalm 16:5-6)
The psalmist who wrote these words knew that the land of Canaan was portioned out among the tribes of Israel once they’d taken possession of it. Yet the Levites received no allotment, because, as the priestly tribe ministering to the Lord, the Lord himself was their portion and inheritance. This especially resonates in our day with Christians living single for the Lord, for in a unique way they, too, know the Lord as their chosen portion.
Yet, for each of us, no matter what choices we make regarding studies, career, where to live, whether to marry or not, our aim should be to choose pathways that enable us to dedicate ourselves wholeheartedly to the Lord.
Many possibilities lie open before you. Today, in prayer, give over to the Lord whatever anxieties you have about your future. Don’t be afraid of where he may be leading you. Trust that in making bold choices for the Lord you’ll find joy—and a beautiful inheritance!
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