March 9, Reading 2 – Psalm 73

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SAA Notes

The prosperity of the wicked! It seems cruel and unnatural that such things should be – yet that is the state of the world. We must live in a fallen world, not a redeemed one. Look beyond the prosperity of the wicked to their final destiny. God is the strength of your heart!

SJA Notes

“But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task, until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I discerned their end.”

There is a pattern shown here in Asaph’s words, one that we have and will no doubt continue to reflect as we walk this narrow road of life.

Asaph is upset at those who reject God, as they seem to have it all.

And more, Asaph echoes self-pity when he says he has kept his heart clean in vain.

But the verses above (16-17) are the pivot point, the crux on which this pattern turns, one that we should replicate and remember.

Asaph comes to God, into His sanctuary, into His presence!

Asaph goes to God.

What a lesson this is for us. God and His word given to us, His Spirit living within us, are always recalibrating and realigning us, pointing us to true absolute north.

Let us be encouraged to bring our cares and worries to the Lord, for He cares for us, and to be reminded again and again of the true heavenly realities.

And let us be encouraged to tell those around us of the good works God has done!

* Dear Lord God,

Please forgive us Lord in our broken state, that we forget You and Your truths so easily.

Thank You for Your word to us, for Your Spirit living in us, that Your Spirit writes Your word upon our hearts. That we might know You better, know how to live under Your will better, more and clearer every day.

Thank You Lord!

Amen.

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