“A Song About Joy”
The big idea of this week's sermon from Psalms 16:1-11 is that our joy is here because our God is near. In this Psalm, David is crying out to the Lord for preservation as he considers the prospect of death and Sheol. Throughout the song, David moves from expressing fear of death and dread of his circumstances to praising God for the joy of his presence, the promise of his preservation, and the gift of his people. In the New Testament, both Peter and Paul use this Psalm, particularly the final few verses, in order to demonstrate that even though David did eventually die and descend to Sheol, his greater Son, Jesus, overcame the corruption and fear of death by being raised to life.