Psalm 16 Part 3

V.3

“As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom all is my delight.”

“As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones”

We, who are in Christ are part of a body and in that body we aren’t meant to be in isolation. A leg or arm is not of much use unless it’s attached to the body. When we are working together in unity there is delight! There is excellency!

Psalm 133:1 “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”

Our greatest capacity of displaying Christ to the world is in the whole body of Christ.

When our delight is to love the Lord and serve him with our whole heart, we will delight in being part of the body, working in unity. It feels as right as breathing. When our goal becomes more self centered and our ego gets in the way, this is where the harmony gets broken. The alto wants to be the lead voice, except the alto is no good as lead voice, but what beautiful harmony it provides when it’s glorifying God in its right function. And how missed the alto part is when it’s not providing its function that was set before it.

There is excellency when all is working in unity. No chaos or fighting for position. Each part is special and unique and God created us to walk in the function he set before us as part of the body.

John 17:23

“I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

“In whom all is my delight.”

Our joy will be multiplied when we are serving and working together as one in the body glorifying God. We will be strengthened and encouraged. We will grow and mature in Christ when we are in unity with the body. The enemy knows we are stronger together, and he wants to do all he can to keep us isolated. Don’t let him distract you from keeping in step with the body and performing the function God designed for you.

Ephesians 4:16

“From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”

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