PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 73
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“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 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)
I can say that I do often experience the nearness of God with me.
When life is hard, I find myself strengthened in the comfort of his presence.
Like Paul, its as if I’m renewed inwardly while dying outwardly (2 Corinthians 4:6).
As a Jesus follower, we can draw upon his presence and his promise.
If I didn’t have this, then what would be the use of following Jesus?
If we had to choose between earthly or heavenly comfort, which would I choose?
Lord, if I don’t enjoy your presence and your promise, why would I bother to follow you? Thank you that I am growing in enjoying these wonderful blessings.