Psalm 16:11 – LIFE AT ITS BEST!

Note: I have often used this verse as a text for a funeral message.

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

Early one morning I was called out to minister to a family whose 17 year old son apparently took his own life. We would be quick to say that he didn’t have life at its best!

There are people who go through life always striving to get ahead, and seemingly frustrated because they are going nowhere. They do not have life at its best.

There are others, who in spite of terrible trials and tribulations, seem to accomplish much in life, and usually seem to be satisfied. They have discovered life at its best! Such a life is described in Psalm 16:11.


There are many roads I can take to get from my home in Fultonville, NY to Albany, NY. The distance is about 35 miles, and any number of routes, direct and indirect, may be taken. When it comes to eternal life, there is only one path to take. That path to life is faith in The Lord Jesus Christ! John 14:6, John 3:36, Acts 4:12


After salvation, a daily walk in the presence of the Lord Jesus will bring unending joy and productivity. John 15:1-7, John 12:26, John 16:24


After this life we continue to live and have a pleasures beyond human comprehension. 1 John 3:1-3, Revelation 21:1-4