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Psalm 16
Advent is a period of waiting, of 'coming' being eagerly looked for.

The psalmist in Psalm 16 (and it is attributed to David) is waiting for a certain hope - it is there in verse 10 (and hinted at in verse 1)... Death comes to all, but this writer waits for a day when he will not be abandoned to death (even though he knows he will not avoid death).

His waiting is driven, and fed, and established on key present realities - he sees the sorrow that those who chase after other gods are experiencing (vs.3-4); he knows the satisfaction in daily realities with only pursuing God (vs.5-6); and he has experienced the goodness of keeping God close, and being close to God (vs.7-8).

All of these present realities culminate not only in his hope of the future (vs.1, 10) but also the path to get to that hope - look at verse 11...

This psalmist's experience offers us much in the way of a lens for us to examine our lives as God's people... perhaps take this time now to think on your future hope (what fills your vision of the future?), and the present realities which drive that hope...
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