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Were the Rolling Stones Right?
1. The theme of Psalm 16 is the satisfaction that comes from a life of faith. Facing some apparent danger in his life, David writes of his confidence in and satisfaction with the life which God had given him.
2. David felt satisfied (content) in life because:
-he had the right object of trust vs. 1
-he had yielded to God as Master and Ruler of his life and had a right perspective on things vs. 2
-he valued the fellowship of believers, preferring the company of godly people vs. 3
-he separated himself from the world and its allurements (he did not have divided allegiance) v. 4
-he was content with his lot in life and knew that God’s blessings were better than the best inheritance vs. 5-6
-he sought the counsel of the Word of God, its teaching, direction and correction in his life vs. 7
-his eyes were fixed on God Who gave him security and stability, God stood between him and the challenges and his enemies vs. 8 “With our eyes on God and our hand in His, there is no greater safety.” (Robert Alden)
3. As a result, David had rest and peace (vs. 9) and hope for the future (vv. 10-11)
4. Like David, we must live for God and look for satisfaction in Him, not things, people, position, power, or wealth.
5. Verses 8-11 are applied by Peter on the Day of Pentecost to the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:25-31); as is verse 10 by Paul in Acts 13:32-39 to teach the resurrection of Jesus and the forgiveness of sins through Him.