Thursday, January 19, 2012

Draw Near to God

 27For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
 28But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works. 

Draw Near to God

I have so enjoyed traveling through Psalm 73 that I am sorry to have come to the end. Asaph closes this psalm with a summary: It is good to draw near to God, for those far from Him will perish.

As with all Biblical truths, we are amazed at both in their simplicity and their difficulty. We know that what Asaph tells us is true.
It is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.
We know what a precious Savior we have, and all have had those glorious times when we bask in His wondrous presence, and yet we find ourselves, all too often, running after the things of this world. The daily chores of life consume our hearts and we become immersed in the necessities of earning a living, dealing with controversies, and then doing it all again the next day. But then, we read Psalm 73:28, and are reminded of the foolishness of our daily pursuits.

In the middle of all of our fretting, we are reminded that we have put our trust in the Lord our God. Just as He has faithfully brought us this far, so will He faithfully take us to the end of our days. How much easier life becomes when we begin our day with a quiet time with the Lord, remembering His great love and mercy. 

Sadly, if we do not take the time to draw near to God, we will find that we do not just remain stationary, but rather we will find ourselves slipping away from Him. However, God understands that we are but flesh; when we again draw near to Him, we find that He has always been right beside us, guiding our steps so that we did not fall.

What an amazing God we serve. Go to Him today, and thank Him for His wondrous love and mercy. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you!

God Bless You,
Linda


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