The Lord Is My Portion - Part 1
Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne:
“The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I have hope in Him.’ The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him”
Yesterday we beheld the sacred and most blessed privilege we have been given, as born again, blood purchased, Spirit filled, new covenant children and priests of God, to knowingly say “The Lord is My portion.”
Today I would like to share further insight with you into the wonderful meaning and application of “The Lord is my portion” in our Lives.
In Psalm 142, David wrote, “I cried out to You, O Lord; I said, ‘You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living’” ((Psalm 142:5). Even as we saw yesterday that the Lord, indeed, is our forever portion and inheritance, we see in this scripture that David viewed God as his portion right now, “in the land of the living.” Praise God! Let us live ever increasingly with this understanding, that God is our portion today - of goodness, lovingkindness, compassion, and He is faithful to be our portion every day! God is our portion, now and forever.
In Psalm 119 it is written, “The Lord is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words. I sought Your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to Your word” (Psalm 119:57-58). As priests unto our Lord, every time we enter our inner room to minister to God, this scripture represents our simple and pure priestly heart attitude. Because of Jesus Christ’s new covenant in His blood, we have come to know that we are God’s present day priesthood and, in that, we do understand, joyfully, that “the Lord is my portion.” We ARE keeping our promise to keep His words when we are faithful in His presence, as His priests, and in this place we ARE precisely seeking His favor with all our heart, and we do receive, abundantly, His new covenant grace and graciousness in His presence “according to Your word.” Bless His holy name!
Asaph, himself a priest of God, wrote this, in Psalm 73, “My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” O bless our Lord! In this beautiful confession we see a direct relationship between our vowing that “the Lord is my portion” with our experiencing God, Himself, being realized as “the strength of my heart.” Yes, being our Lord’s priest and knowing that our God is our portion, leads us directly into the confession and realization that “God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
In every one of these verses, the same specific Hebrew word used for portion is “cheleq.” We will look at the meaning of this word tomorrow.
Bless your Lord God in His presence today as His priest and, in doing so, let Him expand your own blessed awareness of “the Lord is my portion.” Hallelujah!