Vertical and Horizontal Joy

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.”
As for the saints in the land,
They are the excellent ones,
In whom is all my delight.
Psalm 16:2-3

King David wrote about his joy in the Lord.  Yet he didn’t speak of his pleasure in just the vertical (David & God) but also in the horizontal (David and other people).  Unfortunately, we don’t always have the same mentality and wisdom as King David.  We either bribe our consciences to simply have a vertical relationship with God, or try to be content with only the horizontal human friendship.  Living in either extreme will leave a person spiritually stunted and missing out in the true joy that the Lord has planned for a person.  

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