Life, Joy, And Pleasures

Psalms 16:11–Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

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He will show us the path of life–God will not only show us the way to life, but once we have received this life, He will show us the path of life.  He will give us direction and guidance for our life showing us how to live this life.  He does not leave us to walk this path by ourselves but has come to dwell in us and to help us.

In His presence is fullness of joy–This joy comes forth from our spiritual life we have received in connection with Christ.  This joy is superior to a joy that is received in connection with this world.  It is a “joy unspeakable and full of glory” (1 Peter 1:8).  This joy is a part of the fruit of the Spirit.  If we want joy in our life then we must put forth an effort to dwell in the presence of God.

At His right hand there are pleasures for evermore–These are eternal pleasures and we can begin to enjoy some of them now.  These include the pleasure of His presence, answers to prayer, wisdom, knowledge, and strength.  God has made it all possible.  It is up to us.