The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; Yea, I have a goodly heritage (Psalm 16:6 KJV).
David uses the figure of how the promised land was partitioned in Canaan to describe his inheritance. When Israel got to Canaan from Egypt, the land was divided by lot to the tribes. Every tribe(except Levi) inherited the land where their lot fell. Of course, some places in the land were better than others.
David said in the verse above that the lines of his inheritance have fallen in pleasant places. He had a good piece of land to inherit. He had no control over where his lot fell. He did not influence the selection. He simply went in and noticed things were in his favor. He had described the inheritance he was referring to in the preceding verse. It was not a piece of land. That was merely a metaphor of what he was describing in this verse. He said:
“The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot” (Psalm 16:5 KJV).
He was talking about the LORD Himself as His inheritance. That might appear somewhat strange at first sight but is loaded with mysteries. When many of us think of our inheritance in Christ, we often think it is something wonderful in heaven. Well, our inheritance in Christ is not something. It is God Himself. Our inheritance is His glory, partaking in God Himself and sharing in the divine nature.
Do you see that the lines have fallen unto you in Christ, in not just pleasant places but the best of the best?
APPLY THE WORD
The Lord is your portion. You have a good inheritance! Let this fill your mind. Be conscious of this inheritance. It is not something but Someone. God has called you in Christ by His grace to partake in the divine nature, experience the divine life and become a visible expression of God Himself. There is no greater gift than this, His glory!
Thank the Father for the glorious inheritance you have in Christ.
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