PSALM 16:11 – A LIFE WORTH LIVING – A FUNERAL MESSAGE

Psalm 16:11 – Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

 This little verse will help you enjoy life now and forever. Three words help us explain this verse.

PATH

PRESENCE

PLEASURES   

PATH – Thou wilt show me the path of life.

Almost everyone wants to go to Heaven. They want eternal life.

There is a hindrance to eternal life. It is called “sin”. Sin is disobedience to God.

Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death

So people are looking for a way to forgiveness and everlasting life.

Some people think that there are many paths to Heaven.

There is only one.

Matthew 7:13-14 – Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: [14] Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

John 14:6 – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

My friend, Jesus the sinless Son of God died for your sins. He did for you what you could not do.

2 Corinthians 5:21 – For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

How does one get on the path of life? It is simply a matter of trust.

John 1:12 – But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Put your total faith in Christ and get on the path of life.   

PATH – Thou wilt show me the path of life.

PRESENCE – …In thy presence of fullness of joy…

Jesus wants this life to be a life of joy for those who trust Him. 

John 15:11 – These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

John 15:4-5 – Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. [5] I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

John 15:7 – If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

As we practice the presence of Jesus in our lives through prayer, reading of His Word and the guidance of His Holy Spirit we will have fullness of joy.

PATH – Thou wilt show me the path of life.

PRESENCE – …In thy presence of fullness of joy…

PLEASURESat thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

As we said, the path of life is eternal life. That means that there are pleasures in the physical presence with Jesus that will last forever.

Revelation 22:1-5 – And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. [2] In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. [3] And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: [4] And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. [5] And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

PATH – Thou wilt show me the path of life.

PRESENCE – …In thy presence of fullness of joy…

PLEASURES – at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.