Psalms 16:11

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

One of the most intriguing aspects of a golf telecast is the shot tracer technology. If you aren’t familiar, “shot tracer” is a feature which shows the track of a golf ball from the tee to its (sometimes intended) destination. The viewer can see whether the shot is straight and the degree of a draw or fade. Additionally, the feature details the height of the shot at each stage of the ball’s path.

The Psalmist asked for God to show him the path of life. Our path of life is on one track, but has twists and turns while continuing to move forward. We all experience hurt, disappointment, and struggle which stem mostly from the temporal things we allow in our lives. However and thankfully, the life of a believer is mostly on the fairway and we are more blessed than we appreciate. When a person lives to the right hand of God, he/she invariably receives the pleasures thereof. The right hand of the king is given security, nobility and dignity. Further, when we abide in His presence we experience joy. The joys of a believer come from spiritual victories. For example, we rejoice when a lost sinner is saved, a backslidden brother or sister returns to the full fellowship of the church, or solely the presence of the Holy Spirit. The “fullness of joy” for the believer will only be realized once we reach heaven. The joy in heaven is greater both in terms of his quantity and quality. The joys we experience here on earth does not compare to heavenly joy because of the presence of sin and evil. Earthly pleasures satisfy the human flesh, but only result in a season of happiness. When we seek and follow His direction, we live a life full of joy with the certainty to one day enjoy the eternal pleasures. Accordingly, the narrow path is one of life.

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