The thirty-second day of our commentary from the International Formation house in Ann Arbor, MI following our Meditations for the 40 Days. Martin Steinbereithner comments on Psalm 16.
God is our sole good, our true inheritance, and his presence is the source of our joy, but all this only becomes true in the resurrection. This psalm too is a prophecy of Christ (see Acts 2:25–32). Our joy in God is Christ’s resurrection joy that he shares with us.
2 I say to the LORD, “Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee.” … 5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; thou holdest my lot. 6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. … 11 Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore. – Psa 16:2, 5-6, 11 RSV