A post from several years ago about spiritual confidence.
8I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. 9Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. 10For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. Psalm 16:8-10
Hopefully, many of you are starting to share my love for the double meanings found in the prophecies of the Old Testament. Today brings us to another such passage, this time from the pen of King David. The immediate fulfillment of this promise is in the life of David himself, but the completion is once again found in Jesus Christ.
Let’s consider this being filled in the life of Jesus for a few moments. What does it mean that God will not let His Holy One (i.e. Jesus) ever see decay, and that He will not abandon Him to the grave? Furthermore, how does it help us leave the footprints of Jesus today? The Apostle Peter, in his sermon on the Day of Pentecost, used these verses to introduce and give historical or prophetical credence to Jesus’ resurrection (c.f. Acts 2:14-41). So similar to the devotional two days ago, these verses can bring comfort by the fact that God knows what He plans to do, and carries it out to fruition, but there is also more here.
God took care of and protected both King David and Jesus. He has promised the same to us. He has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us (c.f. Joshua 1:5). This gives me confidence and strength to do the right thing. It fills me with courage to boldly follow in the footsteps of Christ and to leave His footprints with conviction. I urge each of you to do the same today. Trust in the Lord with all your heart today and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways, this day, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight as you seek to leave His footprints (adapted from Proverbs 3:5-6).