8 I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
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.
There could not be a group of more wonderful verses as these, especially on Easter. What great joy and hope they bring to us!
Verse 8 tells us most directly what we should do each day—to set the Lord as Lord before us, as our Leader and Shepherd. And when we do, our lives will not be moved (shaken, upset, disturbed).
Verse 9-10 is an Easter message—that because God did not allow His Son, the Holy One, to remain in the grave, He will give us (His believers) that hope as well.
Verse 11 is most precious to me. It shows us most vividly that if we listen to His voice and trust Him, He will show us the path that leads to eternal life. And on this narrow path, though troubles will appear on each side, He will always be with us, guiding us and giving us the joy of His presence.
Stay on this path and His presence will be sweet. That sweet and lovely path will lead to a wonderful open space where we will enjoy pleasures for evermore—pleasures that will never end and always satisfy. Oh yes, as David once wrote, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Ps. 23:6).