Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Psalm 73:25 : Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth.
Read - Psalm 73, 74, 75
Psalm 73 is a Psalm for today’s Christian. We spend much of our time comparing and contrasting our lives against others who may not share our faith. We are unhappy when it seems they might have more than us. We are bitter when we sense we aren’t ‘getting what is coming to us’. After all, we are supposed to be the ‘good guys’ right? Although it is easy to share this perspective it is not wise. If humanity got ‘what was coming to us’ it would not be a good thing at all. Rather than bemoan the temporary pleasures of others, celebrate the eternal pleasures you can enjoy as a faithful follower of Jesus.
Lord, I will not compare myself to my brother or sister.
Psalm 75:6-8 foreshadows the judgments known as the ‘Bowl Judgements’ of Revelation 15-16 where God’s justice and wrath will bring the due reward against all sin in the world.
To know who you are in Christ is to have your identity settled. No matter what injustice you may see in the world you will not be shaken if you know who you are and ‘whose you are’. Here the Psalmist in Psalm 73:26 “My health may fail, my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever. Let that Word solidify any weak parts today!