Front and Right

Psalm 16:8-9

 I have set the Lord continually before me;
Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will dwell securely.

I find the directions of front and right a little confusing when during a surface reading of verse 8. Yes I know that God is omniscient and all around, but as a limited human, I can only focus on one direction at a time. It seems very contradicting that King David had the Lord before him and state a fact that God is at his right hand.

Keeping the Lord continually before him is a personal choice that King David made. God is all around, but he chose to put God in front, meaning that in all things he only see God and God is his priority.

We all learn a little about God here. God chose to have His presence known to King David on his right. God could have chosen to be in front of David so that it would be easier for David to choose God. To keep Him in sight since we human operates mostly under the principle of “out of sight, out of mind” especially in the hustle and bustle of modern day life. Our God does not force Himself upon us. He gentlemanly waits on the right side. A place He is always close enough but never intrusive. He waits for our invitation for Him to lead when we place Him in front. He is after our hearts, and not just our actions.

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