Psalm 16 and Psalm 56 have a subscription above the text as a Michtam psalm.

The Michtam psalm means engraving. It is as though it is engraved on David’s mind and heart. The secondary meaning is a hidden secret.

David is showing us his hidden secret of how to deal with being attacked and persecuted by those around him.

His secret? Make God your sole and single purpose and this will bring happiness, salvation, and fullness of joy.

This psalm is followed by a prayer psalm, psalm 17. There are only five of these prayer psalms (17.1, 86.1, 90.1, 92.1, and 142.1).

David’s secret to survival? Make God your sole and single purpose in life. Engrave it on your mind. And then, go pray.

It worked for David and it will work for us.

Thanks for reading today…..

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