DRAW NEAR TO GOD
Today's Reading: Psalm 73
Key Verse: Psalm 73:24-25
You will guide me with Your counsel,
And afterward receive me to glory.
Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
Psalm 73 was composed by Asaph, one of David's choir leaders. It appears that doubt had crept into Asaph's mind about his own relationship with God. Was it worthwhile? Did it make any difference? While he had these questions, he knew that his responsibility to his generation as a leader must take first priority.
He refused to be "untrue to the generation of Your children." His thinking turned around when "he went into the sanctuary of God." Faithfully attending the House of God, worshipping God in His sanctuary, and hearing the preaching of the Word of God will adjust our thinking in a most positive direction. Asaph concludes, in the final statement of the Psalm, that "It is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works." This Hymn continued to be sung for hundreds of years!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, our desire is to draw closer to You every day without missing even one day. We thank You for giving us grace to be faithful in praising You for Who You are and for giving us discipline in our daily reading of Your Word! May we learn from Asaph how vitally important it is that we represent You to others, particularly the children, in a consistent and true way. We pray this in the Name of the One who is always faithful, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!
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