Presence! Protection! Security! Forever! | Psalm 73:21-28
Today's Passage: Psalm 73:21-28
Key Verses: Psalm 73:23-24
Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.
Asaph was discouraged. Even though he was the leader of one of King David's three Levitical choirs; even though he was serving the Lord; Asaph "envied the arrogant when [he] saw the prosperity of the wicked." Then he gained an eternal perspective. In contrast to the temporary gains of the "wicked," Asaph noted "The God Advantage." Check out four benefits found in today's passage.
I am always with you. The personal relationship we have with the eternal God is more precious than any earthly possession. The Creator is always with us, living in us. Presence!
You hold me by my right hand. Asaph said, "…My feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold," but the Father held him steady with his strong right hand. Security!
You guide me with your counsel. As we approach forks in the road, God warns us of the dangerous path and guides us along the right way. God's Word is light for the journey. Protection!
And afterward you will take me into glory. After this short time on earth…there awaits an eternity (!) for all who know God through his Son Jesus Christ. Forever!
Father, thank you that death is only a transition into eternal life. Thank you that one day you will take me into glory where I'm breathing only your air. Thank you that one day I'll see you brighter than I'm used to. Thank you that one day you will take me there! In Jesus' name. Amen.