Psalm 16:8 - Keep The Lord Always Before You.

Psalm 16:8: Keep The Lord Always Before You.

Psalm 16:8 (TNIV) I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at 
my right hand, I will not be shaken.  

Psalm 16:8 (HCSB) I keep the LORD in mind always. Because He is 
at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  


   Living in close communication with Me can be a foretaste of 
heaven. It is wonderful, but it requires a level of spiritual and mental 
concentration that is extremely challenging. In the Psalms, David wrote about 
this wonderful way of living, declaring that he had set Me always 
before him. As a shepherd, he had plenty of time to seek My Face and 
enjoy My Presence. He discovered the beauty of days lived with Me 
always before him and beside him. I am training you to live this way 
too. It is an endeavor that requires persistent effort and 
determination. Yet rather than detracting from what you are doing, your 
closeness to Me will fill your activities with vibrant Life. 
   Whatever you do, do it for Me - with Me, through Me, in Me. 
Even menial tasks glow with the Joy of My Presence when you do them 
for Me. Ultimately, nothing in all creation will ever be able to 
separate you from Me. So this delightful you-and-I-together adventure can 
continue throughout eternity! (Psa. 16:8; Col. 3:23, 24; Rom. 8:39) 
[Jesus Always by Sarah Young] 


In Davids eyes, God was no mere abstraction, but a Person 
actually at his side. Enoch walked with God. Moses kept a vision of God 
before him. We need a consciousness of the constant presence of God. 
Not only will a sense of Gods presence be a deterrent to sinning, 
but it will gladden the heart, brighten the life, and give meaning 
to circumstances. [SDA Bible Commentary] 

Each of us too can experience Gods guidance. When we set 
the Lord always before us, keeping our eyes on Him, always 
following where He leads, we will not be shaken. [The 365-Day 
Devotional Commentary] 


   What does it mean to set the Lord always before you? It means 
that you choose to relate everything you encounter to your trust in 
God. What you choose to focus on becomes the dominant influence in 
your life. You may be a Christian, but if your focus is always on 
your problems, your problems will determine the direction of your 
life. If your focus is on people, then people will determine what you 
think and do. In biblical times, the right hand was the most 
distinguished position, reserved for ones chief adviser and supporter. When 
you choose to focus on Christ, you invite Him to take the most 
important position in your life as Counselor and Defender.  
   Every time you face a new experience, you should turn to 
Christ for His interpretation and strength. When people insult you and 
mistreat you, you should seek direction from your Counselor regarding the 
right response. When you face a crisis, you should receive strength 
from the One at your right hand. When you experience need, you should 
consult your Counselor before you react. When you face a fearful 
situation, you should take courage from the Advocate at your right hand. 
Everything you do is in the context of your relationship to Christ.  
   What an incredible act of Gods grace that Christ should 
stand beside you to guide you and counsel you and defend you! How 
could you ever become dismayed over your situation with Christ at your 
right hand? What confidence this should give you! [Experiencing God 
Day by Day by Henry and Richard Blackaby] 

   Many have an idea that they must do some part of the work 
alone. They have trusted in Christ for the forgiveness of sin, but now 
they seek by their own efforts to live aright. But every such effort 
must fail. Jesus says, "Without Me ye can do nothing." Our growth in 
grace, our joy, our usefulness,--all depend upon our union with Christ. 
It is by communion with Him, daily, hourly,--by abiding in Him, 
--that we are to grow in grace. He is not only the Author, but the 
Finisher of our faith. It is Christ first and last and always. He is to 
be with us, not only at the beginning and the end of our course, 
but at every step of the way. David says, "I have set the Lord 
always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be 
moved." Psalm 16:8.   
   Do you ask, "How am I to abide in Christ?" In the same way as 
you received Him at first. "As ye have therefore received Christ 
Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him." "The just shall live by faith." 
Colossians 2:6; Hebrews 10:38. You gave yourself to God, to be His wholly, 
to serve and obey Him, and you took Christ as your Saviour. You 
could not yourself atone for your sins or change your heart; but 
having given yourself to God, you believe that He for Christ's sake did 
all this for you. By faith you became Christ's, and by faith you are 
to grow up in Him--by giving and taking. You are to give all,--your 
heart, your will, your service,--give yourself to Him to obey all His 
requirements; and you must take all,--Christ, the fullness of all blessing, to 
abide in your heart, to be your strength, your righteousness, your 
everlasting helper,--to give you power to obey.   
   Consecrate yourself to God in the morning; make this your 
very first work. Let your prayer be, "Take me, O Lord, as wholly 
Thine. I lay all my plans at Thy feet. Use me today in Thy service. 
Abide with me, and let all my work be wrought in Thee." This is a 
daily matter. Each morning consecrate yourself to God for that day. 
Surrender all your plans to Him, to be carried out or given up as His 
providence shall indicate. Thus day by day you may be giving your life into 
the hands of God, and thus your life will be molded more and more 
after the life of Christ.  SC69-70 


   Live first and foremost in My Presence. Gradually you will 
become more aware of Me than of people and places around you. This 
awareness will not detract from your relationships with others. Instead, 
it will increase your ability to give love and encouragement to 
them. My Peace will permeate your words and demeanor. You will be 
active in the world, yet one step removed from it. You will not be 
easily shaken, because My enveloping Presence buffers the blow of 
   This is the path I have set before you. As you follow it 
wholeheartedly, you experience abundant Life and Peace. (Psa. 89:15, 16; 16:8; 
2Pe. 1:2) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 

   Set Me before you continually; keep your eyes on Me. I am at 
your right hand, close by your side. This is the most reliable source 
of Joy: knowing that I am always near. Seek to strengthen your 
awareness of My Presence so you can enjoy Me in your moments and feel more 
   Communicating with Me - in silent prayers, in whispers, in 
spoken words, in shouts of praise - is the best way to stay attentive 
to Me. I want you to be real with Me in your prayers. Instead of 
worrying or obsessing about things, turn those thoughts toward Me. Talk 
with Me about whatever is on your mind. I will show you My way to 
handle the person or situation that concerns you. 
   Study and meditate on Scripture. Let it saturate your heart 
and mind, changing your way of thinking. Permeate your prayers with 
biblical concepts and content. As you stay in close communication with 
Me, the Joy of My Presence is yours! (Psa. 16:8; 71:23; Phi. 4:6; 
Psa. 90:14) [Jesus Always by Sarah Young] 




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