About a year ago, I was thinking about my life verse, Psalm 16:8, “I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” As I looked it up in my Bible with the surrounding verses of Psalm 16, the references to many other Scripture passages also spoke peace and encouragement to my soul. So I wrote those passages down, and am now sharing them with you in an “expanded” version of Psalm 16. References are to the Psalms unless noted otherwise.
16:1 Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.
16:5 Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.
23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
116:13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
16:6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
Num. 36:7 No inheritance in Israel is to pass from tribe to tribe, for every Israelite shall keep the tribal land inherited from his forefathers.
16:7 I will praise the Lord who counsels me, even at night my heart instructs me.
73:24 You guide me with your counsel and afterwards you will take me into glory.
16:8 I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my RIGHT HAND, I will not be shaken.
73:23 Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my RIGHT HAND.
16:9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body will also rest secure.
16:10 Because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my hear and my portion forever.
17:15 And I — in righteousness–I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.
16:11a You have made known to me the path of life.
Prov. 15:24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.
16:11b You will fill me iwth joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
80:17 Let your hand rest on the man at your RIGHT HAND, the son of man you have raised up for yourself.
15:5b He who does these things will never be shaken.
18:29 With your help, I can advance against a troop; with my God, I can scale a wall.
18:30 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.
18:32 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
18:35 You give me your shield of victory and your RIGHT HAND sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.
I pray these words of Scripture are encouraging to you and let you know that God IS at your RIGHT HAND whenever you need Him!