“Nevertheless I am continually with You;  You hold me by my right hand.  You will guide me with Your counsel and afterward receive me to glory.  Whom have I in Heaven but You?  And there is no one upon earth that I desire besides You.” Psalm 73:23-25

The Psalmist, for a moment, had taken his eyes off the Lord and became overwhelmed by the present prosperity of those who had no connection with God at all! It didn’t make sense to him how unbelievers seemed to be getting along so well and yet God’s people were suffering in comparison. Thankfully, the Lord brought the Psalmist to see that God remained the Supreme Ruler and that outward prosperity had no bearing on an individual’s relationship with God.

The Psalmist was enabled to see the final destiny of the unbeliever.

“Surely You set them in slippery places.  You cast them down to destruction.  Oh, how they are brought to desolation as in a moment!  They are utterly consumed with terrors.” Psalm 73:18-19

The Psalmist is set free from his grief and fretting over outward prosperity by being enabled to see the “Whole Picture”. The truth did set him free!!!

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  John 8:32

He was set free to love his Lord as he once had, and be overwhelmed with what His Lord meant to him. The Psalmist would confirm what the Apostle Paul would relate to the churches concerning what Jesus Christ can mean to each believer.

“. . . . that in all things He might have the pre-eminence.”  “. . . . but Christ is all, and in all.”  Colossians 1:48  3:11

May Jesus Christ speak to your heart and address you by name!

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name;  you are Mine.”  Isaiah 43:1

The Good Shepherd waits to address His sheep by name and confer to each eternal life.

“I am the Good Shepherd.  The Good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep.  My sheep hear My voice and I know them and they follow Me.  And I give unto them eternal life…” John 10:11, 27, 28


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