Searching for the word "portion" brings up a lot of results in the Bible. Sometimes it means a portion of food or of money. But what exactly does it mean in the following context:
LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. -Psalm 16:5
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. -Psalm 73:26
You are my portion, LORD; I have promised to obey your words. -Psalm 119:57
I cry to you, LORD; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” -Psalm 142:5
The idols among the smooth stones of the ravines are your portion; indeed, they are your lot. -Isaiah 57:6
“Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied. -2 Kings 2:9
“To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.” - 1 Chronicles 16:18
He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including the people of his inheritance—the LORD Almighty is his name. -Jeremiah 51:19
The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem. -Zechariah 2:12
(All verses are from the NASB.)
The list goes on, but I wanted to show how often it was used. Repetition can sometimes imply significance.
What I'm getting out of this is that the Lord is our portion and we are his portion. What does this mean?