– The inheritance of David. Your inheritance is what your parents give you when they die. David says Saul made him go away from his own country. The inheritance of David was there. But David had a better inheritance. The LORD was his inheritance.
– The God of David. Saul told David to find other gods. But David already had the best God that there was. David had the only God. He had no need to make a change.
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Keep me safe, my God, because I come to you for help.
All the good things in my life come from you.
It is they that do such good things.
They will be more than sorry.
I will not offer gifts of blood to other gods with them.
I will not even say the names of these other gods.
– The saints on earth. These are the people of the LORD, or the righteous. The righteous are people that God sees as clean. They are not his enemies. Saints is a word that the New Testament uses for Christians. The New Testament is part of the Bible. It tells us about Jesus and the Church.
– People that run after other gods. ‘Run after’ is the Hebrew way of saying ‘go and serve.’ These are the enemies of God. Christians call them 'unbelievers' because they do not believe in the one true God. Jesus came to show us the one true God. What does ‘gifts of blood’ mean in verse 4? In the time of David they killed animals and sometimes children for their false gods. David called these 'gifts of blood'.
You make safe what is mine.
Or, You chose a part for me that is very pleasing.
Yes. My part is really very beautiful.
In the dark nights, my
With him at my right hand nobody will move me.
My body will be safe when I sleep.
You will not let your
With you, I will enjoy myself a lot.
At your right hand there is pleasure
– David will have the LORD for a teacher
– Nobody will move David away from what he believes
– David will always be safe and happy
– David will not go to Sheol
– David will live with the LORD now and when David dies
Where is the Pit? The Pit is a part of Sheol where very bad people go when they die. This is what the Jews believed. You never came back from the Pit. In Psalm 16:10 we read about 'the holy one'. Who was the holy one? In the psalm, it was David. But for Christians the psalms mean more than they do for the Jews. In the New testament, Peter and Paul thought that it meant Jesus.