Psalm 16

Psalm 16

verse 5

Our Portion


you are



and my cup of blessing;

you hold my future.

CSB version


Enjoying and Exploring

what it means

for God

to be

our portion,

our inheritance,





Part 1

In this section,

I begin by presenting

Other versions of

Psalm 16:5


you alone are my inheritance,

my cup of blessing.

You guard all that is mine.

Psalm 16:5 NLT

The TLB version says...

The Lord himself

is my inheritance,

my prize.

He is my food and drink, my highest joy!

He guards all that is mine.

God sees

a relationship with him

as the greatest gift

he can give someone. 

God is our portion.

He is all that we need. 

And he wants us to see him as




Let's ponder our wonderful Trinity who is


Perfect Best Friend

Perfect Heavenly Father

Perfect Bridegroom

Perfect Coach


Perfect Companion and Guide.

And so much more!


My Portion

"You will show me the way of life,

granting me

 the joy of your presence

 and the pleasures of living with you forever."

Psalm 16:11 NLT


Your Love is far better than Life.


My Soul is


with the richness of you.

Take note:


is Hebrew for


~ ~ ~


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helps put 

our heart in sync with God.


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Part 2

Psalm 142:5 KJV


I cried unto thee, O LORD:

I said,

Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.


you are my portion.

You are enough.


I desire you more than anything on earth.

Psalm 73:25 b NLT


My earthly desires fade

as I get to know you.


nothing I desire compares with you.

The Lord

is enough.

If you struggle with that thought

please consider this prayer.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I ask you to harmonize me with your Word.

Harmonize me, Lord, so that

my perception of your portion

is that

it is enough.



Part 3

Psalm 16:5-6 NKJV


O Lord,

You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
maintain my lot.

The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Yes, I have a good inheritance.


Psalm 16:5-6

A video devotion

Lamentations 3:24 KJV


 The Lord is my portion,

saith my soul;

therefore will I hope in him.


Part 4

God's mercies

are new every morning.

Lamentations 3:23 a

"New every morning"

Like fresh bread coming out of the oven.

Lamentations 3:22-25

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,”
says my soul,

“Therefore I hope in Him!”


I just want to be where you are!


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Part 5

God is the strength of my heart,


my portion for ever.

Psalm 73:26 b KJV

I will be satisfied in YOU.

My thirsting soul will be satisfied in You.

Satisfied in You.

Song Based on Psalm 63.

I will lift up my hands in Your name.

Psalm 63:4 b NKJV

Consider our Psalm 63 page.

My Soul finds rest

in God alone.


You are my Delight and You are my Reward.



God's Blessings...

We get a down payment on earth.

The fullness is in heaven.


Psalm 103:17 TLB


But the lovingkindness of the Lord

is from

everlasting to everlasting,

to those

who reverence him.


Part 6

Psalm 119:57 AMP


The Lord is my portion;

I have promised to keep Your words.

Today I highlight

God's Word.


thinks that

the gift of

His Bible

is the second greatest gift he gives us.

God tells us to say...

 I rejoice at your word as one who finds great treasure. 

Psalm 119:162 NKJV


Part of our portion

is God's Word.

In speaking about

His Scriptures,

God says in... 

Psalm 19:10-11 NLT

They are more desirable than gold,
    even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey,
    even honey dripping from the comb.
11 They are a warning to your servant,
    a great reward for those who obey them.


God says...

Great blessings belong to those
    who don’t listen to evil advice,
who don’t live like sinners,
    and who don’t join those who make fun of God.
Instead, they love the Lord’s teachings
    and think about them day and night.

Psalm 1-2 ERV


God's Word teaches us to say,

How can a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed
according to Your word.

10 With my whole heart I have sought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!

11 Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.

Psalm 119:9-11 NKJV

I will delight myself in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word.

Psalm 119:16 NKJV


Concluding Thoughts about the following verse...

"You will show me the way of life,

granting me

 the joy of your presence

 and the pleasures of living with you forever."

Psalm 16:11 NLT

After becoming a Christian

The next step is to develop a friendship with God.

Over the years, I have realized that

most Christians know very little about

"the joy of God's presence."

One of the main reasons this website exists

is to share

my closeness with God

in hopes

that it will

help visitors to this site

to have new ideas about how to come closer to God.

God wants everyone

to experience the joy of his presence.

Psalm 16 talks about,

"The pleasures of living with God forever."

God wants us to think of it
 as a pleasure
 to live with him forever.

God wants us to yearn for a closer walk with him.

It is his plan

that as we walk with him,

he becomes

our best friend.

All the prayers and Bible devotions on this site

are presented because

I think they help people to come closer to God

and to find God's will for their life.

People tell me that some pages such as the

 Prayers for Women and Prayers for Men  

are especially good at that.

Here are some other links to pages you might enjoy.

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Jump to the top of Psalm 16


Even in the wilderness God, You are my God,
Earnestly I search for You With everything I've got.
For I have seen You in Your glory. I have seen You in Your power.
Your unfailing love is with me Day after day Hour after hour.
I will honor You as long as I live.
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My thirsting soul will be satisfied in You. Satisfied in You.

Even as I lie awake my thoughts are all on You.
You've helped and protected me in everything I do. And You are holding me securely with a greater love than life. You will be my sanctuary Day after day Night after night.
I will sing in the shadow of your protecting wings.  And seek after you in all things In all things. I will honor You as long as I live. And I will lift up my hands in Your name. My thirsting soul will be satisfied in You. I'll be Satisfied in You.
REPEAT CHORUS Satisfied in You, Satisfied in You I'm so satisfied.

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