The Lord Is My Portion

As I was completely enjoying my time with the LORD this morning my heart cried out:

“Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

~ Psalm 73:25-26

I sat and meditated for a moment on the fact that God is my portion, my inheritance, my Gift (through Jesus Christ) forever. In the Old Testament, the Israelites were given an inheritance – a plot of land (territory) that was given to each tribe for generations to come. But the Levites who were anointed and elected by God to be His priests, were not given any portion of land as their inheritance, instead, the Lord God said to them:

“And the LORD said to Aaron, ‘You shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any portion among them. I am your portion and your inheritance among the people of Israel.”

~ Numbers 18:20
(emphasis added)

How incredible is THAT?! All the other tribes of Israel were given a “claim” on this earth, but the Levites were not to claim anything on this earth for themselves because the LORD God alone would be their claim; their inheritance; their greatest treasure!

I am sure when Asaph, a Levite wrote Psalm 73, he delighted in God’s great promise and incredible announcement to his tribe alone; that the Levites would not need to claim anything on this earth for themselves because God would provide for them so they could concentrate solely on faithfully serving the LORD as they minister to His people.

And as God's children, through faith and trust in Jesus Christ, we who are called by God: are chosen and predestined to be conformed into the likeness of Christ Jesus (God’s one and only begotten Son), and are now graciously included in this promise and exhorted to live as such:

“So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation – if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to Him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ…But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

~ 1 Peter 2:1-5, 9-10

If the LORD God is my portion, what more shall I want? What greater thing can I desire? Nothing, for there is none like my God! There is not one who is even equal to Him! For the LORD alone is God and I will forever be satisfied that He is mine, and I am His!