I memorized Psalm 16 as a graduate student back in 1998. I love reading it every month and thinking about what words or phrases now mean something different to me. For example, for the first time ever, I noticed a way to read verse 4. When I memorized it, the translation read, “The sorrows of those will increase who run after other gods.” Back then, I realized how true it felt that whenever I didn’t obey God and followed a different path, my sorrows increased.
This morning, in the ESV, I read “the sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply.” Suddenly, I thought of the opposite. What if I considered how the joys of those who run after God shall multiply? This was such a wonderful thought! All day, I thought about the phrase “joys multiplied.”