”O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance.”
“He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.” – CS Lewis.
It’s during times like these that people often take inventory of their life Then as times of crisis begins to work on us, we take inventory of our spiritual lives as well.
If we take inventory of our lives, as David does in this Psalm, would we come to a similar conclusion? “Lord YOU are the portion of my inheritance.”
The terms “lines” and “lot” poetically refer to the promises of God as given to the people of Israel in the Promised Land. This is the state of living not just a physical location. It is a place of peace and rest and living IN the promises of God.
David harkens back to generations of provision and inheritance, and rather than focus on a physical abundance he simply says “Lord YOU are … my inheritance,” and he concludes “Yes, I have a good inheritance.”
At the end of this thought he comes to the right conclusion that if God is his portion, his inheritance, his cup … then the lines and lot that he has been given in the Promise is a pleasant place… and He is a good inheritance.
As believers, we share in this inheritance. As believers, we ought to posture ourselves as the Psalmist did in thankfulness and gratitude. Whether we have much or little, in peaceful times or crises, our portion is God – and surely the land given for us to dwell in is pleasant, and our inheritance good.