Aug 06

Preserve Me, O God

Aaron Roberts |Psalm 16

The Psalms are a wonderful collection of writings, penned to direct God’s people for public and private worship. They teach us about who God is and how we ought to live in light of knowing God. Over the next three Sundays we will look at three different Psalms.

This Sunday we will begin with Psalm 16. Considered a Messianic Psalm, the apostles referred to this Psalm in their preaching. As the Psalmist said, “You will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.” They urged everyone that Jesus is God himself, the anticipated Messiah, in whom his soul did not see corruption. His resurrection from the dead was the guarantee for all who repented and believed in his name. The faith of the apostles that Jesus is the Messiah, is the same faith of the Psalmist who anticipated the coming day of that same Messiah. Through this Psalm we will learn that when we take shelter in God, he truly does protect, provide and preserve our souls.