John Hagee (November-10-2022) Daily Devotion: Psalm 16:11 - You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
David was out warding off lions and bears when Samuel came looking to anoint a king. His own father did not recognize David’s potential until the old prophet poured the oil over his head.
From the shepherd’s field, David traveled to the battlefield. His brother angrily ordered him to go home, but David went out to confront a giant instead. The women of Israel rattled their tambourines and danced for joy in the parade that formed in his honor, and King Saul welcomed him home to the palace.
Only a short time later, David escaped with his life when King Saul tried to kill him in a jealous rage. For years, he and his mighty men hid out in caves and enemy territory to elude the murderous king. Only after Saul’s death did David take his rightful place as king of Israel.
As David pondered all the places he had been and all he had accomplished, he put pen to parchment in Psalm 16. Joy did not come from power or position, the victory of battle or the luxury of the palace. David had discovered the fullness of joy in the presence of the Lord.
Joy resides in the Jesus in our hearts. In seasons of success or times of trouble, exquisite pleasures abound in the presence of the Almighty.
Today's Blessing: May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May you live rejoicing in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ – our Hope and our Reward!
Today's Bible Reading:
- Old Testament - Ezekiel 21:1-22:31
- New Testament - Hebrews 10:1-17
- Psalms & Proverbs - Psalm 108:1-13, Proverbs 27:12