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February 6

O Lord, you are my portion and my cup;

it is you who uphold my lot.

My boundaries enclose a pleasant land;

indeed, I have a goodly heritage.

Psalm 16:5-6

This was inscribed on the sundial outside of the library at my seminary. As I had a difficult time with the ordination process and was never ordained in this denomination, I have thought of these words as excluding me and only pertaining to those privileged few who the denomination deemed worthy. It has always made me angry because I was excluded.

Reading this psalm today, I now see that I can claim these words for myself. Jesus does not exclude me. Although I am not worthy, Jesus declares me worthy as Jesus declares all those who trust in him worthy to enter the kingdom.

Jesus is my portion. My boundary lines do fall in pleasant places.