In my reading this morning I came to a verse that made me pause with just five words. These five words are the entirety of my thoughts this morning and perhaps my personal reflections for many days ahead.
"The LORD is my portion;" Psalms 119:57
And with those five words I am overwhelmed. In our world we want all we can get. We work for stuff, live for stuff, watch commercials about stuff....but this writer ignores all of that and instead claims all he wants is God.
The LORD is my portion relinquishes all claims to the stuff of the world and declares, "I just want God." I am silenced with these words. I gasp at the profound message of these five words. To declare, simply and directly, all I want is God is the very heart of the bible's message....it's the goal of every man or woman who really understands what life is all about. It's the heart of it all.
Paul said this same thing in a different way in Philippians. He wrote,