Psalm 16: 5-8: Life can be extremely hard. Get up go to work, come home do more work. Work two jobs. When do I have time to be in your word, Lord? The truth is you must make time. This passage reminds us when we trust in the Lord, we will not be shaken. We read the word so we know these things for ourselves. If we don’t read the word, then we are vulnerable to being told that something is in the scripture when it is not. Or just as bad, something is in a certain place in the Bible and it is somewhere else. We are misled. This opens us up for Satan’s influence. We read the Bible for ourselves to gain the skills to fight off Satan’s attacks.
5Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken