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The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.  Psalm 16:5–6
How wonderful—“the Lord is the portion of mine inheritance.” The Lord came to earth and took His place, walking in a world of sin and sorrow. He was a perfect stranger down here. He rejoiced in Jehovah. There was peace and joy in His life.
He said, “My portion and my cup.” What is the difference between a “portion” and a “cup”? My portion is what belongs to me—whether or not I enjoy it—it’s mine. My cup is what I actually appropriate and make my own. For example, what is put on my son’s plate at the dinner table is his portion. But frankly, he scatters it around and doesn’t eat all of it; he only appropriates so much. He has a “portion” given to him, but his “cup” is what he actually eats.
Many people in the world who have been blessed by God with all spiritual blessings don’t enjoy them. Their cups don’t run over. They don’t have much in their cups. God wants us to enjoy life. Jesus said, “… I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). He also said, “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” (John 15:11). Some of us have a little fun sometimes but not all the time. We need to be full of life and joy all of the time.  Do you enjoy your blessings from the Lord?



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