The Hebrew word behind this name of God is also used of parcels of land given to someone as an inheritance or share. Later a related word came to mean “field.” For the Levites (and God-fearers) God was the one who provided for them and they had no need to own land. In the same way, those who are devoted to God know Him as “My portion.” What more could we need than a heavenly Father who provides for us and gives us significance and worth?
My portion in Hebrew:
Strong’s Concordance number: 2506
Bible references: Pss. 73:26; 119:57; 142:5; Lam. 3:24
I cry to you, Lord;
I say, “You are my refuge,
my portion in the land of the living.” (Psalm 142:5 NIV)
Similar names for God are Portion of my inheritance and Portion of Jacob.