Ned Brown 08-21-2022 // Psalm 73; The High Calling with a Distracted Eye; Asaph, the Honest Man
Psalm 73:1, "Truly God is good to Israel, to such as are pure in heart." As Asaph wrote Psalm 73, he opened reminding himself of God's promises to Israel. But, as he looked around, he saw something which seemed to contradict God's certain promises; for it appeared the wicked prospered rather than the righteous. This observation nearly caused this man, a worship leader within the church, to stumble; that is until he entered the Sanctuary of God.
Upon entering the God's Sanctuary, he sees first who God is. And perceiving God's person, he then understands the ultimate end of the wicked.
Just like Asaph, we may be tempted to look around and wonder, why do I keep working so hard to please the Lord? What good does it do when the wicked have it better than me? May today's lesson be a comfort and encouragement to us as we consider the person and character of God.