THE STORY OF JESUS: Psalm 73
“Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure.” (Psalm 73:13)
How do we feel when non-believers or bad people seem to do OK.
Or even worse, they seem to prosper and be happy?!?
In this psalm Asaph shares his honest struggle with following God.
He still struggles, so is following God a waste of time and effort?
As he thinks about this, he realizes what ‘the wicked’ do not have.
They do not know the comfort of God’s presence, guidance and promise.
They go through life ultimately alone, and will die alone.
“But as for me, it is good to be near God.” (Psalm 73:28)
Do I experience this blessing, the nearness of God with me?
When life is hard, am I seeking the comfort of His presence?
Am I renewed inwardly when I’m dying outwardly (2 Corinthians 4:6)?
As a Jesus follower, we can draw upon His strength, guidance and promise.
But if we don’t, why else bother with following Him?
Given a choice between earthly or heavenly comfort, which would I choose?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, if I don’t enjoy Your presence, Your guidance and Your promise, why would I bother to follow You? Thank You that I am growing in enjoying these wonderful blessings.