"LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure." — Psalm 16:5 (NIV)
In our self-made-man, pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps culture, we don't usually think about having the successes of this life handed to us. We have to work for what we earn, right? There's no free lunch, right? Yet, the psalmist turns this kind of thinking on its head. All we have comes from God's hand, God's assignment of our portion and cup. What we believe we do on our own can easily slip through our fingers. What God gives us remains secure forever.
Prayer: Gracious God, all we have is a gift from You. Let us ever be grateful for the security You bring through Your providential care. Amen.
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