March 27th, 2016
The word “portion” in Psalm 119:57, “You are my portion, Lord; I have promised to obey your words,” could sound like an insult. Usually portion means a small piece or part of something larger. Why would the psalmist say, “You are my portion, Lord?”
The word portion here, however, means an allotment, inheritance, or wealth. It is a measure of the highest worth. By affirming “You are my portion” the psalmist was telling God that God meant everything to him. Because God was his highest value, God’s Word deserved his highest obedience.
Five years ago, Cindy’s life suddenly changed. Her dad suffered two strokes and then her mom moved in with them because her dementia made it unsafe for her to live alone. When her dad was finally released from the hospital, they both came to live with them.
God’s Word and a prayer notebook are now Cindy’s portion. She wakes up before anyone else to read the Bible and pray. She reads two chapters each day. This time each day has become her lifeline.
Author: Cindy Goss Kingsbury