A Clear View in Worship | Psalm 73:12-20
Today's Passage: Psalm 73:12-20
Key Verses: Psalm 73:16-19
When I tried to understand all this, it troubled me deeply till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny. Surely you place them on slippery ground; you cast them down to ruin. How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors!
In the first eleven verses of Psalm 73, Asaph was irritated. The "wicked" seemed to always be getting ahead. Envy boiled in his heart. He almost lost his spiritual footing. The frustration continued in today's passage.
The wicked, Asaph observed, were going through life free of care, making piles of money. Asaph was doing his best to keep his heart pure, his hands innocent, and his head above water. His efforts, however, were without rewards. All this "troubled [him] deeply" until he went into the "sanctuary of God." Worship helped him gain perspective.
Asaph was reminded that life is short and eternity is long. Every person will stand before God to give an account. On that day God will not be impressed with piles of money.
Father, help us keep our focus on what is truly important. Help us to live today with eternity always in mind. In Jesus' name. Amen.