“You are my portion, O Lord!” Psalm 119:57. Many people are proud of their possessions, and boast of their wealth; yet their possessions are very limited, and their wealth has wings and may at any time flee away!
A Christian may not be proud–but he has great reason to be thankful. He can look over the whole earth, and say, “My wealth exceeds all this!” He can look up and gaze on the starry heavens and say, “My property exceeds this vast expanse!” He may try to conceive of the greatness and glory of the created universe, and then say, “I claim more than all this!”Looking up to the author, owner, and disposer of all worlds–he can say, “You are my portion, O Lord!”
What a privilege! God Himself in all His greatness, and in all His goodness. God with all He is, and all He has–is my portion!
O beloved, God in all the glory of His nature and perfections, God with all His unsearchable riches–is our portion! Our portion can never be forfeited, or alienated, or reduced in value–because it is the unchangeable God! Blessed is the man that can say with Jeremiah, “The Lord is my portion, therefore will I hope in Him!” Or with David, “The Lord is the portion of my inheritance!” “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever!” Psalm 73:26